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Ruling halts abortions at third of Texas’ clinics

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AUSTIN, Texas — A third of the abortion clinics in Texas can no longer perform the procedure starting today after a federal appeals court allowed most of the state’s new abortion restrictions to take effect.

A panel of judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled Thursday evening that Texas can enforce its law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital while a lawsuit challenging the restrictions moves forward. The panel issued the…

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