US Supreme Court Blocks Key Component of Restrictive Texas Abortion Law

US Supreme Court Blocks Key Component of Restrictive Texas Abortion Law

The Supreme Court has blocked Texas from enforcing major components of a 2013 law that would close all but eight of the state’s abortion facilities.

The justices largely granted the request of abortion providers Tuesday. With three dissenting votes, the court suspended a ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed Texas to enforce a rule making abortion clinics statewide spend millions of dollars on hospital-level upgrades.

Voting 6-3, the US Supreme Court sided with abortion providers by suspending a ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals which would have allowed Texas to require abortion clinics to spend millions on upgraded facilities in order to stay open.

The legislation was famously filibustered by current Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis.

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