Supreme Court won't block Texas abortion law
November 19th, 2013
06:49 PM ET
8 years ago

Supreme Court won't block Texas abortion law

(CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop Texas from implementing a part of a new abortion law that requires doctors to get admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic where they're providing abortion services.

A federal appeals court had reinstated the key part of the law, which is considered among the most restrictive in the country.


Filed under: Abortion • Supreme Court • Texas
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention. Make them pay for this, women. MAKE. THEM. PAY.

    November 19, 2013 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  2. GonzoinHouston

    Since the decision to grant admitting privileges is entirely subjective, all the pubbers have to do is lean on a few doctors and/or board members to make sure no clinic doctor gets them. Outside of the major cities, a 30-mile radius means 1 or 2 hospitals. This was how Mississippi closed their only abortion clinic.

    November 19, 2013 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    Without privileges how can a Doctor admit in the Hospitals? These simple procedures can be performed in their clinics.

    November 19, 2013 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  4. California

    Don't worry, you can still support partial birth abortion as you people always have.

    November 19, 2013 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Perry says we will do everything we can to "protect the culture of life in our State"..............................


    We will continue to ignore the fact that Texas is first in the US in uninsured children,
    We will not accept SNAP to feed these children..........and their families,
    We wil cut education to the bones.....pushing instead for home schooling or Charter schools...

    Perry loves to say the poor have "access to health care"...notice he does not say health insurance, thereby
    burdening the tax payer to pay for those who cannot pay. They want to pay, but are too poor to afford
    it. But noooooooooooooo, we won't participate in the AHCA because we are too stubborn and hateful.
    Most who cannot afford insurance do work, but are paid minimum wage or less.

    So, Perry can "cheer" all he wants....but he is a tyrant and nincompoop....and sadly we have one coming
    forward just like him, or worse.........namely Greg Abbott.

    November 19, 2013 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  6. Steve Speirs

    Praise the Lord!

    November 19, 2013 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  7. Randy, San Francisco

    The Texas abortion law takes women's health care back into the 19th century. Shame on the Texas legislature and governor.

    November 19, 2013 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  8. ja

    the supreme court is flawed in recent rulings, hands down starting with bush reelection decision

    November 19, 2013 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  9. S. B. Stein

    This makes no sense. if there was really that much worry over this medical procedure, then it would never have been allowed. Where is the added safety for the women? I can't see the rationale.

    November 19, 2013 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  10. ED1

    And they shouldn't.

    November 19, 2013 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  11. Haha

    To everyone that think gay marriage is coming to every state–get a load of this law. And this the state where Roe. V Wade happened.

    November 20, 2013 03:44 am at 3:44 am |
  12. Marie MD

    There's a surprise. The catholics, the creepy woman chaser and mostly old white men thinking they know better than women.

    November 20, 2013 06:18 am at 6:18 am |