Rights Advocates File Suit Against Texas Abortion Law


Abortion rights groups filed a lawsuit Friday claiming two provisions of the state’s new abortion law are unconstitutional, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, and the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge to stop the law from taking effect as scheduled on Oct. 29, according to the newspaper. The groups’ lawsuit challenged provisions of the law that would require doctors follow FDA protocol in administering abortion pills and mandate doctors gain admitting privileges at local hospitals.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R), a candidate for governor who supports the abortion law, plans to represent the state in U.S. district court, according to the Morning News. 


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