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All But Seven of Texas’ Abortion Providers Will Likely Be Closed Following Court Ruling

Two years ago, the state of Texas was home to 41 abortion facilities. Following this week’s ruling by a federal appeals court to enforce new legislation, only seven will be allowed to stay open. This summer, a lower court stalled the enforcement of new laws that outlined higher on-site standards at the state’s abortion clinics and required providers to be able to admit patients to nearby hospitals. This week’s ruling though allows for the enforcement of the new rules, and will effectively force the closure of most of the state’s facilities—unless they can make some expensive changes. And though the ruling will be appealed, experts think in the end, the state’s new measures will be upheld meaning the new round of closures are likely inevitable …

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