Friday, November 1, 2013
(Austin, TX) -- The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is reinstating part of Texas' new abortion law. Judges ruled late Thursday that Planned Parenthood was unable to prove that a woman would be given an "undue burden" if they wanted an abortion. They also ruled the hospital-admitting-privileges requirement did not create a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion. Their ruling comes several days after an Austin-based federal judge ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood. That triggered an immediate appeal by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. The legal battle is expected to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.