Planned Parenthood of Texas Surgical Health Services v. Abbott

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Description:  Planned Parenthood is challenging a state of Texas abortion law. The provisions currently at issue are (1) a requirement that abortionists have admitting privileges at a local hospital so that they cannot escape post-operative emergency care of their patients, and (2) a requirement that abortion-inducing drugs be administered according to the protocol authorized by the Food and Drug Administration in most situations.

US Supreme Court places temporary hold on part of Texas abortion bill

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Casey Mattox regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to place a temporary hold on portions of a Texas abortion law while litigation in Planned Parenthood of Texas Surgical Health Services v. Abbott continues at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit:

“Texans have the freedom to prioritize women’s health and safety over the bottom line of abortionists, and this good law affirms that. The Supreme Court’s decision only temporarily and partially prevents the Texas law from going into effect while the 5th Circuit finishes hearing the case. While that is disappointing, it should cause no great alarm. The state’s requirement against cut-and-run abortionists remains in effect for all but two abortion facilities. The restriction on abortions after 20 weeks on unborn children who can feel pain was never challenged and remains in effect today. Likewise, the limitations on chemical abortions up to seven weeks gestation and prohibiting abortionists from sending women home alone to abort have been upheld and remain in effect. We remain confident that the entirety of Texas’s law will ultimately be upheld.”
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Previous news releases:

  • 2014-10-09: 5th Circuit affirms law to protect women
  • 2014-03-27: 5th Circuit upholds Texas law protecting women from cut-and-run abortionists
  • 2014-01-03: ADF: Uphold Texas law protecting post-abortive women
  • 2013-10-28: Federal court rules on Texas abortion regulations

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