Texas Abortion Limits Struck Down by Supreme Court

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court Monday struck down a major ruling on abortion access, one that centered on a Texas state law that imposed major restrictions on abortion clinics.

The justices decision, 5-3, struck down a law that affects clinic operations. The Texas law passed in 2013 required clinics providing abortion services to keep building standards in line with walk-in surgical centers. Those doctors performing abortions must also have certain privileges at nearby hospitals.

While Texas has defended the restrictions, since the law was enacted, clinics providing abortion services in the state have dropped.

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