June 9, 2015

IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE A WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUE, NO?:

The Nation's Most Conservative Court Just Shut Down Two-Thirds of Texas Abortion Clinics (Molly Redden, Jun. 9, 2015, Mother Jones)

Federal judges upheld a sweeping anti-abortion law on Tuesday in a decision that will shutter most abortion clinics in Texas.

The ruling held that the law, HB 2, which requires abortion facilities to comply with hospital-like standards, does not pose an undue burden for the majority of women seeking abortion in Texas, millions of whom will now have to travel hundreds of miles for an abortion.

The law calls for clinics to follow the state's rules for ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), facilities that are very costly to operate. In 2013, Planned Parenthood opened a brand-new ASC in Forth Worth at a cost of $6.5 million. Only seven abortion clinics in Texas comply with ASC standards; 13 other clinics face imminent closure.

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