SCOTUS Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law, Florida Measure In Jeopardy

Jun 27, 2016

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The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a Texas law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.  Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates Executive Director Laura Goodhue says that could spell the end for similar legislation in Florida. 

“It sends a strong message that these types of restrictions on abortion are unconstitutional,” Goodhue says.

Goodhue’s organization is already challenging Florida’s law in federal court, but the case is aimed at a number of other provisions.  Oral arguments are scheduled for Wednesday, and the measure takes effect Friday unless the judge intervenes.