Texas Abortion Providers' Suit Over ‘medically Unnecessary' Requirements Goes to Trial

AUSTIN — A federal judge in Austin will hear a case Monday that challenges several of Texas’ restrictive abortion laws.In June, more than a dozen Texas abortion providers sued the state, calling for several anti-abortion laws to be repealed, including the mandatory 24-hour waiting period and parental consent for minors.“Abortion patients and providers now face a dizzying array of medically unnecessary requirements that are difficult, time-consuming, and costly to navigate — sometimes prohibitively so,” the lawsuit states. “Plaintiffs ask the Court to strike down Texas’ unduly burdensome abortion laws, returning the State to a regime of reasonable and medically appropriate abortion regulation.”  Continue reading...

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