Texas Anti-Abortion Law Blocked

Several abortion clinics in Texas will remain open after the US Supreme Court decided to put strict new measures against them on hold.
The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court had earlier upheld the new Texas law.
The new restrictions were due to take effect on 1 July.
They require abortion clinics to meet hospital-grade standards and for doctors at the clinics to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
Critics say both provisions are designed to shut down abortion providers and will force women to seek abortions at illegal and unlicensed facilities.



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