Monday, January 06, 2014

Planned Parenthood challenges Texas’ landmark pro-life bill in court today


Jan. 6, 2014 (TexasRighttoLife) - A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is hearing arguments today for and against key provisions of House Bill 2, the new pro-life law passed by the Texas legislature during the second special session last year.  After the bill passed, Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel (Austin) sided with the abortion plaintiffs by ruling that two provisions of House Bill 2 were unconstitutional.

The three-judge panel, drawn at random by the court, will consider arguments from both the Office of Attorney General Greg Abbott and the plaintiffs, who include abortion businesses Planned Parenthood and Whole Woman’s Health.

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