A federal appeals court ruling that upholds a key portion of a Texas law will effectively close the doors on all but a handful of abortion clinics in the state, abortion rights groups say.
The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, on Thursday gave Texas the green light to move forward on the mandate requiring all abortion clinics in the state be “ambulatory surgical centers,” regulated under the same standards as hospitals.
Lawmakers in the state’s Republican-majority Legislature have said this would improve patient care and safety.
Abortion rights groups say the law is designed to make it nearly impossible to operate an abortion clinic in Texas.
It is rather delicious to see leftists complaining about stringent regulations making it difficult to run a business. These regulations, however, are not at all out of line. There is absolutely no reason a clinic can’t comply, they just won’t.
The proaborts have come a long way since spending years pretending that they wanted abortion to be “safe, legal and rare.” They are, and always have been, only interested in the “legal” portion of that. They’d prefer them to all be government subsidized as well. These highly radicalized and unhinged activists regard virtually every restriction as a negative.
And they have a big fan in the White House.