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Thu Oct 9, 2014, 07:27 PM

Court hands Texas abortion providers another setback

A federal appeals court Thursday declined to reconsider a March decision that allowed Texas to require abortion doctors to gain admitting privileges in a nearby hospital. The ruling included a caustic dissent from three justices who would have overruled the earlier decision.

Abortion providers had asked the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the unanimous decision by a three-judge panel, arguing that some doctors have been unable to comply, forcing clinics to close and placing an undue burden on women seeking an abortion.

That request was denied, without elaboration, 12-3.

However, the order included an unusually long and forceful 62-page dissent by Justice James Dennis, who said the decision to allow the admitting privileges rule was based on reasoning that had been previously rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/court-hands-texas-abortion-providers-another-setba/nhfkT/

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