A judge ruled that the element of Texas' anti-abortion law which demanded that abortion clinics be comparable to surgical centers found in hospitals was ruled unconstitutional.
CNN reports that on Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel decided that requiring clinics be held to that standard places an "undue burden on the right of women throughout Texas to seek a previability abortion." What's more, this would've gone into effect on Monday, leaving just seven of the state's abortion clinics open.
Gov. Rick Perry signed the law in 2013, and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in response. Nancy Northrup, the organization's president and CEO, was very satisfied with what Yeakel's decision means for women in the state of Texas:
The court has made clear that women's well-being is not advanced by laws attacking access to essential health care, and that rights protected by the U.S. Constitution may not be denied through laws that make them impossible to exercise.
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