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Texas appeals judge’s ruling on abortion law

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AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge determined Monday that new Texas abortion restrictions place an unconstitutional burden on women seeking to end a pregnancy, a ruling that keeps open dozens of abortion clinics across the state while officials appeal.

The ruling by District Judge Lee Yeakel came one day before key parts of the law the Legislature approved in July were set to take effect.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, whose office argued the law protects women and the…

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