Texas abortion laws: fighting the good fight (and winning)

In Texas, a special session of the legislature passed a version of this [30-mile] law in July 2013, in HB 2, and it has become perhaps the biggest abortion legal case since Roe v. Wade.

After a federal district court enjoined (invalidated) the law, three days later an all-women panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously reinstated it.

Two business days later, on November 4, 2013, Planned Parenthood filed an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, but it responded by giving the State of Texas 8 full days to file a brief in reply to the abortion clinics’ arguments.

On Nov. 19, 2013, the Supreme Court then ruled 5-4 against Planned Parenthood, and thereby allowed the 30-mile rule to remain in effect.

Then, on Mar. 27, 2014, the [United States Court of Appeals for the] Fifth Circuit affirmed the constitutionality of the law.

Quote source

Conservapedia (2014). 30-Mile Rule. Available http://www.conservapedia.com/30-mile_rule. Last accessed 2nd Aug 2014.


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