June 11, 2015

Federal appeals court upholds Texas’ historic pro-life HB 2

Pro-abortion attorneys have vowed to quickly appeal a decision by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which upheld the bulk of Texas’s historic HB 2, the 2013 law which then-state Senator Wendy Davis famously filibustered.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared that the unanimous ruling by Judges Jennifer Walker Elrod, Catharina Haynes, and Edward C. Prado represented a “vindication of the careful deliberation by the Texas Legislature to craft a law to protect the health and safety of Texas women.”

Attorney General Ken Paxton said “Abortion practitioners should have no right to operate their businesses from sub-standard facilities and with doctors who lack admitting privileges at a hospital.” He added, “This ruling will help protect the health and well-being of Texas women. I am proud to have both supported this law in the legislature and defended it in the courts. …. HB 2 both protects the unborn and ensures Texas women are not subjected to unsafe and unhealthy conditions.”

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