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Emotions collide after Texas law struck down

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 01:26

The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion doctors and facilities that its critics say were specifically designed to shut down clinics. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Abortion rights supporters found their groove outside the Supreme Court, celebrating the 5-3 ruling that struck down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion doctors and facilities. Liberal members of the court said that TWO provisions of the law -- one of which required abortion doctors to have hospital "admitting privileges" -- violate a woman's constitutional right to obtain an abortion. Planned Parenthood's Dawn Laguens says the ruling is a step in the right direction. (SOUNDBITE) EVP OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA, DAWN LAGUENS, SAYING: "Today, this gives us the opportunity to march state by state, legislature by legislature, rule by rule, bill by bill, and reclaim women's health and rights across this country. 100%, no burdens on any woman, anywhere. And that's what we're going to do." The Texas law also required clinic buildings to possess costly, hospital-grade facilities. ...something pro-life advocate Kristan Hawkins says was necessary for women's safety. (SOUNDBITE) PRESIDENT OF STUDENTS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA, KRISTAN HAWKINS, SAYING: "Women lost today. Because the so-called right to abortion was put above the safety of abortion." But pro-choice supporters disagree. They say the ruling stands WITH women across the country.

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Emotions collide after Texas law struck down

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 01:26