Texas strict abortion law, that was slated to become law on Oct. 29, has been ruled unconstitutional in federal court.
According to El Paso, Texas Fox affiliate KFOX on Oct. 28, District Judge Lee Yeakel wrote on Monday that the new regulations violated the rights of abortion doctors to determine what they think is best for their patients and would unreasonably restrict a woman's access to state abortion clinics.
The lawyers for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers around the state brought the lawsuit, in which they argued that a requirement that doctors have admitting privileges at a hospital located within 30 miles of an abortion clinic, would force a third of the abortion clinics in Texas to close.
The Texas attorney general's office argued that the new abortion rules protects women and the life of the fetus.
The Texas AG was expected to file an emergency appeal of Yeakel's order to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
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