TX judge to determine state's abortion regulations
AUSTIN, TX — A fight to stop new abortion regulations from taking effect in Texas, is now in the hands of a judge.
Both sides presented their final arguments on Wednesday in an Austin court. Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are trying to block two provisions lawmakers approved in July, arguing their unconstitutional.
One would require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the facility.
The other would require that doctors follow an FDA regimen for drug induced abortions. According to our partners with the Texas Tribune, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel promised a quick judgment.