Texas: validation of a law restricting recourse to abortion

Publié le 5 Oct, 2014

In November 2013, the American Supreme Court refused to suspend the application of a law restricting access to abortion (Gènéthique press review on November 22nd, 2013), thereby confirming the decision taken by the Texas Appeal Court (Gènéthique press review on November 4th, 2013). This legislation was adopted in July 2013 by the Texan Parliament. Dissatisfied with this decision, the President of the American Family Planning Federation highlighted the deception and stressed that every effort would be made “to preserve the health of Texan women“. 


However, on 2 October 2014, “the New Orleans Federal Appeal Court deemed that the law was constitutional“. It could therefore be applied. 


With this new legislation, clinics carrying out abortions “should basically be subject to the same construction standards as hospitals in terms of surgical practices from this point onwards“.

Lemonde.fr 03/10/2014 

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