Posted June 9, 2015 1:13 PM by

5th Circuit upholds Texas’ abortion restrictions…

 

(CUSA) – This is a victory for mothers, fathers and children. It is a victory for families and for the nation:

 

In a blow to the state’s abortion providers, federal appeals judges on Tuesday upheld a state law requiring nearly all Texas facilities that perform the procedure to meet hospital-like standards.

 

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state can require abortion clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center standards, which include minimum sizes for rooms and doorways, pipelines for anesthesia and other infrastructure. Only a handful of Texas abortion clinics in the state — all in major metropolitan areas — meet those standards.

 

Read complete article and find the opinion here: The Texas Tribune

 

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