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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt
Citation:136 S. Ct. 2292 (2016)
The two provisions of Texas’ House Bill 2 are alleged to violate the Constitution. The first provision says that a physician performing or inducing an abortion must, on the date the 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 or induced. The second provision says that the minimum standards for an abortion facility must be equivalent to the minimum standards adopted under the Texas Health and Safety Code section for ambulatory surgical centers. Petitioners, a group of abortion providers, challenged these provisions in federal district court.
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