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Federal Judge Strikes Down Restrictive Texas Abortion Law Dealing A Blow To GOP Hypocrites

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2014 by sheriffali

Republicans are absolute and unequivocal hypocrites. They create so much commotion about how every life is precious and fight for the “unborn,” however, once the child is born and with even more zest, they fight to deprive children from Food Stamps; Education and recently, Rick Perry have gone as far sending Armed KKK’s with AK-15 Rifles to the Texas Border to scare Refugee Children. How anyone in the Middle-Class or Poor can vote for the these people, it is way beyond my ability to comprehend.

 

A federal judge in Austin, Tex., on Friday blocked a stringent new rule that would have forced more than half the state’s remaining abortion clinics to close.

 

The rule, requiring all abortion clinics to meet the building standards of hospital-style surgery centers, was set to take effect on Monday. But in his opinion, Judge Lee Yeakel of the United States District Court in Austin said that the mandate placed an unconstitutional burden on a women’s right to an abortion.

 

“We are extremely pleased by Judge Yeakel’s ruling today,” said Amy Hagstrom Miller, chief executive of Whole Woman’s Health, which operates abortion clinics in the state and was a plaintiff in the suit.

 

“As he clearly states in his decision, requiring every abortion clinic to turn into a surgical center is excessive and not based on good medicine,” Ms. Hagstrom Miller said.

 

A spokeswoman for the Texas attorney general, Lauren Bean, said the state “disagrees with the court’s ruling and will seek immediate relief from the Fifth Circuit, which has already upheld H.B. 2 once.”

 

Last year, Judge Yeakel blocked another provision of the 2013 law — a requirement that doctors performing abortions obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of a clinic — but the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, reversed his decision, ruling that because women in Texas were still within driving distance of clinics, the rule did not impose an “undue burden.”

 

The latest decision follows a string of recent legal victories across the South for abortion rights advocates, as federal courts have blocked measures that would have forced the closing of the only abortion clinic in Mississippi and three of five clinics in Alabama.

 

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