TV News LIES

Wednesday, May 06th

Last update02:10:41 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Texas Abortion Restrictions Allowed by U.S. Supreme Court

Texas Abortion Restrictions Allowed by U.S. Supreme Court

E-mail Print PDF

Texas abortion law upheldThe U.S. Supreme Court let Texas enforce a law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, a measure that prompted at least a dozen clinics to close.

Voting 5-4 to reject calls from abortion clinics, the justices left intact a federal appeals court decision that said the law could go into effect during a legal fight over its constitutionality.

The Oct. 31 appeals court ruling prompted women’s clinics in five cities to stop providing abortions. It also meant that women seeking an abortion 15 or more weeks into pregnancy had to travel to Dallas or Houston, the only cities with open facilities that could legally perform those procedures.

The law would require doctors to have privileges at a hospital within 30 miles (48 kilometers). The measure also puts new restrictions on drug-induced abortions, although those restrictions weren’t at issue in the Supreme Court appeal.

Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, signed the new restrictions into law this year after Democrats, led by state Senator Wendy Davis, made a last-ditch effort to kill the measure with a filibuster.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Missouri Senate Overrides Veto Of Welfare Restrictions Bill

Jay NixonThe Missouri Senate voted on Monday to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that...

NYPD officer shot in the head this weekend pronounced dead

NYPD officer diesA 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to stop a...

Oregon Bill Passes Expanding Background Checks for Gun Sales

background checksOregon Democrats have muscled through legislation expanding background checks to cover nearly every private firearm sale...

Video: 4 Black Officers Held at Gunpoint by NYS cops

NYS cops hold guns on four black officersFour black parole officers on official business were held at gunpoint and detained by police last...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!