AUSTIN, Texas (AP) More than a dozen women's health providers have filed a federal lawsuit to block key provisions of a new abortion law that threw the Texas Legislature into chaos as it was approved.
Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union teamed up with the providers to sue Texas.
They filed their challenge Friday in Austin.
The law requires doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, only allows abortions in surgical centers and bans the procedure after 20 weeks. It also limits medical abortions.
The measure passed after a much-watched Democratic filibuster and protests on both sides of the issue at the Capitol.
The suit seeks an injunction blocking rules mandating surgical center admitting privileges and limiting medical abortions. Both provisions take effect Oct. 29.
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