Supreme Court blocks restrictive Texas abortion law: Vox

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Summary: “The Supreme Court has put on hold a controversial 2013 Texas abortion law — a sign that it will likely take up the major abortion challenge in its next term. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals previously found the Texas restriction, which requires abortion clinics to make costly upgrades to become ambulatory surgical centers, to be constitutional. An abortion clinic in Austin asked the Supreme Court to step in and block that ruling from taking effect until the justices had decided whether or not to review that Fifth Circuit decision. On Monday, the justices agreed.” Sarah Kliff, “Supreme Court blocks controversial Texas abortion la, Vox.