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    Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law...

    Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law - ABC News

    A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.

    U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. The ruling stops new restrictions that would have left seven abortion facilities in Texas by Sept. 1. There are currently 19 abortion providers in the state, according to groups challenging the law.

    "The overall effect of the provisions is to create an impermissible obstacle as applied to all women seeking a previability abortion," Yeakel wrote in his 21-page ruling.
    Rick Perry and Greg Abbott take another hit.


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    Re: Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law...

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    Rick Perry and Greg Abbott take another hit.
    Hopefully SCOTUS agrees with Texas on this.
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    Re: Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law...

    "The overall effect of the provisions is to create an impermissible obstacle as applied to all women seeking a previability abortion," Yeakel wrote in his 21-page ruling.
    This is exactly what the law is about. Good call by the judge.
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    Re: Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law...

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Hopefully SCOTUS agrees with Texas on this.
    Hopefully SCOTUS DISagrees with TP Texas and attention whore Perry. This highly restrictive law reminds me of the highly restrictive voter laws in the Dirty South of my generation. Not an outright ban on minority voting but a defacto ban in practice.

    It will be interesting...

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    Re: Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law...

    What exactly about the regulations are unreasonable? The only argument I ever see is that most of the clinics aren't compliant and would chose to close over becoming compliant. It's hardly the states fault that the majority of abortion clinics have chosen to operate like back alleys with roofs

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    I hope all laws limiting access to abortion are able to stand, if we can't outright make it illegal then it needs to be impossible to obtain by any means. One of the greatest evils in our society needs to be stopped.
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    Re: Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law...

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    What exactly about the regulations are unreasonable? The only argument I ever see is that most of the clinics aren't compliant and would chose to close over becoming compliant. It's hardly the states fault that the majority of abortion clinics have chosen to operate like back alleys with roofs
    Perhaps you should read up on the expectations. Hospital surgery rooms are required to have certain types of equipment, equipment that is not needed in an abortion center, particularly since most abortions don't even require surgery of any type. And then there is the requirement of abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. Which in itself is stupid as all get out since no one needs to meet some sort of requirement to be admitted to a hospital. But that aside there is the fact that when many of those abortion doctors tried to get admittance privileges they were either flat out denied or the hospitals even refused to give them the application in order to apply to become compliant with the law.

    Not to mention there were those that are for the laws that flat out said that the purpose was to close abortion clinics.

    And then there is the fact that by forcing those businesses to close it is denying thousands of women the other care that those clinics provided, such as cancer screening, contraception etc etc. Now there are thousands of women that have to travels hours to get that type of care, assuming that they are able to actually travel that far due to transportation issues, work, kids etc etc. And by doing all of this they are actually doing the opposite of what those for the law said that they wanted, "provide better, safer care for women".

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    Re: Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law...

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Hopefully SCOTUS DISagrees with TP Texas and attention whore Perry. This highly restrictive law reminds me of the highly restrictive voter laws in the Dirty South of my generation. Not an outright ban on minority voting but a defacto ban in practice.

    It will be interesting...
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    Re: Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Perhaps you should read up on the expectations. Hospital surgery rooms are required to have certain types of equipment, equipment that is not needed in an abortion center, particularly since most abortions don't even require surgery of any type. And then there is the requirement of abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. Which in itself is stupid as all get out since no one needs to meet some sort of requirement to be admitted to a hospital. But that aside there is the fact that when many of those abortion doctors tried to get admittance privileges they were either flat out denied or the hospitals even refused to give them the application in order to apply to become compliant with the law.

    Not to mention there were those that are for the laws that flat out said that the purpose was to close abortion clinics.

    And then there is the fact that by forcing those businesses to close it is denying thousands of women the other care that those clinics provided, such as cancer screening, contraception etc etc. Now there are thousands of women that have to travels hours to get that type of care, assuming that they are able to actually travel that far due to transportation issues, work, kids etc etc. And by doing all of this they are actually doing the opposite of what those for the law said that they wanted, "provide better, safer care for women".

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    Re: Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law...

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    What exactly about the regulations are unreasonable? The only argument I ever see is that most of the clinics aren't compliant and would chose to close over becoming compliant. It's hardly the states fault that the majority of abortion clinics have chosen to operate like back alleys with roofs
    Can you show a trend in severe complications necessitating such restrictive laws?

    I mean we can have laws that say all surgery needs to take place in a full service hospital with inpatient and ER facilities.....can you tell me the effect of such laws?

    Makes the procedures with excellent safety profiles VERY expensive and less accessible to those in rural areas. Hey....sounds familiar!

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