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The Court’s Female Justices Slam Texas’s Abortion Restrictions

After oral argument on Texas’s anti-abortion law, the Supreme Court appears sharply divided. Once again, the fate of women seeking abortion services rests in the hands of Anthony Kennedy.

The Court’s Female Justices Slam Texas’s Abortion Restrictions

Last week, a sharply divided United States Supreme Court heard arguments in a major abortion case that could have serious implications for women’s access to abortion services across the country. The liberal justices--including the court’s three female justices and Justice Steven Breyer--asked pointed questions that left no doubt where they stood. Whether their views will prevail, though, rests with Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The Texas Law’s Restrictions on Abortions

The justices were hearing arguments about whether a 2013 Texas law unconstitutionally limits a woman’s ability to obtain an abortion. The law, known as HB 2, imposes restrictions on clinics that perform abortions. Two are at issue before the Supreme Court.

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