Texas Abortion Restrictions Declared Unconstitutional by Judge

Federal judge has now determined that the new restrictions in Texas violate the U.S. Constitution.

The decision was released by District Judge Lee Yeakel who “wrote that the regulations requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital creates an undue obstacle to women seeking an abortion,” according to the Huffington Post.

Yeakel wrote:

The admitting-privileges provision of House Bill 2 does not bear a rational relationship to the legitimate right of the state in preserving and promoting fetal life or a woman’s health and, in any event, places a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion of a nonviable fetus and is thus an undue burden to her.

The proposed restrictions in Texas were among the toughest and gained attention after Sen. Wendy Davis’s nearly 13-hour filibuster in June.

 

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