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Constitutional Law Keyed to Shanor
Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt
Citation:136 S. Ct. 2292 (2016)
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The first provision of Texas’ House Bill 2, also called the “admitting-privileges requirement” says that a physician performing or inducing an abortion must, on the date abortion is performed or induced, have active admitting privileges at a hospital that is located not further than 30 miles from the location at which the abortion is performed. The second provision, called “surgical-center requirement,” says that the minimum standards for an abortion facility must be equivalent to the minimum standards adopted under the Texas statute.
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