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Fifth Circuit Upholds Texas' Abortion Regulations

Dan Gilmore · Jun. 10, 2015

It’s a case that the pro-abortion crowd plans to take all the way to the Supreme Court. Texas passed restrictions on how abortion providers could operate. Under the law, abortion providers in Texas needed to have hospital-grade facilities and have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Such requirements make sense if America wants to prevent the likes of grindhouse abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell. It’s placing the safety of the women first by requiring a high bar of service. But the likes of Planned Parenthood — the nation’s largest provider of abortions — attacked the law saying it was nothing short of an assault on abortion “rights” because many of the abortion clinics in the state will have to close once the law goes into effect. And you thought abortion was all about concern for women. When a group of abortionists petitioned the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the court upheld the law. “In plain terms, H.B 2 and its provision may be applied throughout Texas,” the court wrote. It’s a law that could be applied in other states. “This pro-life law serves as a model for the country and a retort to big abortion’s power,” wrote the ACLJ’s Matthew Clark at RedState. “This week, a similar law, banning late-term abortions, is expected to be introduced in the U.S. Senate after passing the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. Life is winning. The Culture of Death is losing.” More…

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