Differing Opinions: Two sides to Supreme Court ruling on Texas abortion law

HARLINGEN — In a dramatic ruling, the Supreme Court this past week threw out a Texas abortion law, eliciting varying responses from groups on both sides of the argument.

In short, the pro-life advocates were upset and the pro-choice advocates rejoiced.

In a 5-3 vote, the Supreme Court overturned restrictions passed as part of House Bill 2 in 2013 that required all Texas facilities performing abortions to meet hospital-like standards, including minimum sizes for rooms and doorways and pipelines for anesthesia.

The court also struck down a separate provision, which had already gone into effect, which requires doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of an abortion clinic.

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