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Supreme Court Receives Torrent of Briefs Against Texas Anti-Choice Law

HeadlinesJan 06, 2016
Abortion1

A broad coalition of doctors, experts, lawmakers and organizations have petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn a Texas anti-choice law that could shutter all but a handful of abortion clinics in the state. Those who filed briefs opposing the law include medical professionals, religious groups, the Obama administration and more than 160 members of Congress. A coalition of cities and municipalities, including New York; Baltimore; Boston; Dayton, Ohio; and San Francisco, have also filed a brief against the Texas law, saying if it goes into full effect, cities and states without harsh abortion restrictions will see a surge in patients needing care. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the case in March.

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