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Judge halts major part of Texas abortion law

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 00:36

A federal judge strikes down parts of a law restricting abortions in Texas, saying a provision requiring clinics to have hospital-like settings for surgeries is unconstitutional. Linda So reports.

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Abortion rights supporters rally outside the Texas governor's mansion. This after a federal judge strikes down a key part of a Texas abortion law. The judge ruled that a provision requiring clinics to have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries is unconstitutional. Abortion rights advocates are relieved with the judge's decision. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED ABORTION RIGHTS SUPPORTER, SAYING: "It's very clear that he studied the issues carefully, he listened to the evidence and he gets it." But anti-abortion supporters argue the provision which would have gone into effect on September 1st, was meant to reduce complications and improve patient care.

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Judge halts major part of Texas abortion law

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 00:36