Thursday’s ruling letting the ambulatory surgical center provisions of HB 2 take effect demonstrates the meaninglessness of the “undue burden” standard in the Fifth Circuit.
For a woman like “Maria,” a representative 26-year-old living in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, obtaining a legal abortion procedure will now cost more than a month’s wages, not to mention considerable lost time. The car ride alone will take her about seven hours—a trip you can experience yourself in the following videos.
Overnight, the number of abortion facilities in Texas—already dwindling—will be reduced to eight as of Friday morning.
A new lawsuit filed in state court argues a law signed by Gov. Fallin in May that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital violates the Oklahoma Constitution.
Rick Perry seems to think that Joan Rivers would still be alive if her doctor had hospital admitting privileges, the kind Texas now requires of abortion providers. Oh, wait. He did.
Federal judges asked tough questions Friday morning during a lengthier-than-expected appeals court hearing concerning the enforcement of Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2.
The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday asked an Ohio judge to strike down several provisions in a law that has restricted access to abortion and closed clinics in the state.
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 order prevents authorities in Louisiana from enforcing the law while clinics and providers continue to try and secure hospital admitting privileges.
As September 1 grows closer, a dozen more Texas abortion clinics prepare to close their doors, leaving just eight legal abortion facilities.