U.S. appeals court hears arguments on restrictive Texas abortion law

By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Federal appeals court judges, hearing arguments on a restrictive Texas abortion law that critics say would shutter more than half the state’s remaining abortion clinics, on Wednesday asked pointed questions of attorneys for both sides. In a closely watched case, the three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is weighing a requirement struck down by a lower court that the state’s abortion clinics must have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries. …

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