AUSTIN — Call it a win for the pro-choice camp. On Friday afternoon, a Texas federal judge struck down a key component of the controversial abortion bill passed by Gov. Rick Perry last year.
Under the rigid regulation, abortion clinics would have to provide hospital-like conditions in order to operate. Well, a U.S. District judge deemed those strick standards unconstitutional – claiming the law would severely reduce a woman’s right to seek an abortion.
The law would’ve reduced the number of clinics from 19, to just seven state-wide. In fact, the law forced a dallas clinic to close its doors earlier this year.
The abortion law was highly protested, and was set to take effect on Monday. While some will celebrate, the reality is, Friday’s ruling is expected to be appealed.