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Austin Abortion Clinic Reopens After Supreme Court Ruling. Will Any More Follow?


Austin Abortion Clinic Reopens After Supreme Court Ruling. Will Any More Follow?
The Texas Observer

Nearly one year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck two major provisions from Texasâ sweeping anti-abortion law, the clinic at the center of the case is emerging from what its staff call the âAge of Uncertainty.âWhole Womanâs Health will reopen its Austin clinic to patients this week for the first time in three years â the second to do so since Texasâ House Bill 2 forced more than half the abortion clinics in the state to close. The only other to reopen, Northpark Medical Group in Dallas, quietly began seeing patients in February. A Planned Parenthood clinic in Waco obtained a state license but hasn’t resumed services.The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that two core provisions of the 2013 law â a requirement that doctors performing abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and another that facilities meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers â created an undue burden on abortion access.

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