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Constitutional Law Keyed to Feldman
Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services
Citation:136 S. Ct. 2292 (2016)
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The State of Texas passed a House Bill 2 that contains two provisions. The first provision says that a physician performing an abortion must, on the date the abortion is performed, 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 provides that the minimum standards for an abortion facility must be equivalent to the minimum standards adopted under the Texas Health and Safety Code.
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