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Women's Rights Groups Sue Texas Over Abortion Law

TEXAS_ More than a dozen women's health providers filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the new abortion law in Texas.

This is the same law that threw the Texas legislature into chaos. Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union teamed up with the providers to sue Texas. The law requires doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, only allows abortions in surgical centers and bans the procedure after 20 weeks. It also limits medical abortions.

The measure passed after a much-watched democratic filibuster and protests on both sides of the issue at the Capitol. The suit wants injunctions to block the rules that order doctors to have hospital admitting privileges and limiting medical abortions. Both take effect October 29th.

 

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