Wisconsin’s lawyer met with a hail of questions from U.S. appeals court judges while he tried to defend a state law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have local hospital admitting privileges.
Texas women’s clinics in five cities will stop providing abortions after a U.S. appeals court temporarily allowed enforcement of a law requiring doctors who perform the procedure have local hospital admission privileges.
Wendy R. Davis spoke for more than 10 hours from the floor of the Texas Senate in June, trying to block a legislative package that would limit the availability of abortion in the second-most populous U.S. state.
A federal judge struck down a Texas law requiring abortion doctors to be affiliated with local hospitals, a tactic tried by opponents in several states to restrict the procedure, beginning what may be a climb to the U.S. Supreme Court.
New Texas laws requiring abortion doctors to have local hospital admitting privileges will likely force clinics to close, compelling women seeking the procedure to travel substantially farther, a trial witness said.