Pro-lifers have been battling abortion on the state level by pushing legislation requiring that abortion clinics meet the same standards as hospitals and other surgical centers. This has been putting abortion clinics out of business.
Pro-abortion activists have challenged those laws. But a federal appeals court has ruled that the state of Texas, which enacted one of the strictest set of regulations, has every right to regulate abortion clinics in this way. This sets up an appeal to the Supreme Court. But, in the meantime, the number of abortion clinics in Texas will dwindle from 41 to 7. [Read more...]