Federal Judge Rules
By Daniel Arkin, Staff Writer, NBC News
"In a stunning move, a federal judge Monday ruled that abortion restrictions authorized by Texas lawmakers in July are unconstitutional, and will not be implemented as scheduled on Tuesday, according to court documents obtained by NBC News
U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel decided Monday that the regulations requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital impeded on the rights of physicians to do what they judge is best for their patients and would unreasonably limit a woman's access to state abortion clinics.
"The admitting-privileges provision of House Bill 2 does not bear a rational relationship to the legitimate right of the state in preserving and promoting fetal life or a woman's health and, in any event, places a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion of a nonviable fetus and is thus an undue burden to her," Yeakel wrote in his decision."
The Republican and Tea Parties make a lot of noise, but have they actually accomplished anything anywhere, beside collecting salaries? They've been told by every court in the land and the majority of American voters that they're on the wrong side of every issue, and yet they persist. That idiot Cruz says he's going to continue fighting against the AHCA as a presidential candidate. Mitt Romney, you really need to clue him in.
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