March 2, 2016

Supreme Court hears arguments on Texas abortion law

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 2 in the case of Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a challenge to the new state law that imposes medical standards on abortion providers in the state of Texas.

The arguments presented to the Court centered on the question of whether the medical standards created by the Texas law impose an "undue burden" on women seeking abortions. Supporters of abortion have claimed that the law would force as many as 20 abortion clinics to close, because they cannot meet the new standards.

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