A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Texas’ highly restrictive omnibus anti-abortion law—which would have closed all but eight legal abortion facilities in the state—must remain blocked, for now.
The leader of a national anti-choice lobby group said Sunday that Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law was always intended to shutter legal abortion clinics.
Without the court’s injunction, HB 2 could have reduced the number of Texas abortion providers to eight.
Though a spokesperson for Complete Healthcare for Women declined to comment, the local paper, the Columbus Dispatch, as well as NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and an anti-abortion group have reported that the clinic has stopped providing surgical abortions.
RH Reality Check tours one of Texas’ last remaining abortion clinics, as providers across the state prepare to close their doors in advance of a new law requiring medically unnecessary build-outs to already safe, legal abortion facilities.
In a matter of days, five of Texas’ eight legal abortion providers will operate under the Planned Parenthood banner, a special irony in light of state lawmakers’ professed hatred for the provider.
If the decision is upheld by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, Brigham will no longer have any valid credentials to practice medicine in the United States. This would also force Brigham to close eight abortion clinics that he operates in New Jersey.
As September 1 grows closer, a dozen more Texas abortion clinics prepare to close their doors, leaving just eight legal abortion facilities.
On this episode of Reality Cast, Tara Culp-Ressler explains what’s so messed up about most polling data on abortion, and how to fix it. Also, in another segment I discuss Ireland’s new abortion law, which flunked its first major test, and a clash over a strip club.
Until the Irish government repeals the Eighth Amendment and replaces the new unworkable law with policies that facilitate rather than obstruct access to abortion, women will continue to be seen simply as means to an end.