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Supreme Court Halts Enforcement Of Texas Abortion Law Provision

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The Supreme Court has rejected the United States Fifth Circuit Court decision allowing the state of Texas to begin enforcing ambulatory-surgical center requirements for clinics performing abortions. The Supreme Court ruled that the state could not begin enforcing the law without further appeal.  

A group of clinics and abortion rights groups sued the state saying the law would shut down all but seven clinics, which they say would force south and west Texas women to drive hundreds of miles to be treated.

The case is one of two cases arguing the constitutionality of the 2013 Texas abortion law.