Out-of-state abortion access as an alternative

With the Supreme Court poised to act soon on the constitutionality of abortion regulations that would mean women must leave the state to have the procedure, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that such an alternative is not necessarily unconstitutional.  That ruling in a Texas case was issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit — the same court that made the different Mississippi decision that is now awaiting the Justices’ response.
The new decision on Texas’s 2013 abortion law was a final ruling mostly upholding two key provisions of that law, and it differed in significant respects from the way the Supreme Court reacted to the same measure, in a temporary order on the Texas law last October.  The effect of the appeals court’s new decision seems likely to keep some Texas clinics that are now closed from reopening, and make abortions

Original SCOTUS article

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