Planned Parenthood's Fight Against Abortion Rule to Continue

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Planned Parenthood says the fight against the tough new Texas abortion restrictions will continue.

The pledge by Planned Parenthood comes after an appeals court ruling late Thursday reinstating most of the restrictions that a lower court had vacated. The ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means as many as 12 clinics won't be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.

The panel says the law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital can take effect while a lawsuit moves forward. The restrictions could take effect Friday.

Cecile Richards is president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which is challenging the restrictions. She says "This fight is far from over."

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