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Supreme Court bans abortion regulation from taking place in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday barred Texas from enforcing an abortion regulation that had left only seven clinics operating in the state. The late-evening ruling means recently closed abortion clinics can reopen, at least temporarily, as a divided Supreme Court blocked Texas from requiring abortion facilities to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers. The on-again, off-again regulation was a key part of House Bill 2, passed in 2013 after two contentious special legislative sessions that featured late-night protests and a filibuster by Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis, that launched her gubernatorial campaign against Republican Greg Abbott, the attorney...

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