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US appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules

2 years 1 month 3 days ago March 27, 2014 Mar 27, 2014 Thursday, March 27 2014 Thursday, March 27, 2014 3:00:24 PM CDT in Health
Source: Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court has upheld Texas' tough new abortion restrictions.

A panel of judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling Thursday.

The Texas attorney general's office argued that the law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital is a constitutional use of the Legislature's authority.

Lawyers for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers had argued the regulations did not protect women.

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