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Supreme Court to Hear Most Significant Abortion Case in 20 Years

HeadlineMar 02, 2016

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments today on the most important abortion rights case in more than 20 years. Texas abortion providers are challenging provisions of a sweeping anti-choice law passed in 2013 that has already shuttered about half of the state’s roughly 40 abortion clinics. With Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, the case faces the possibility of a 4-4 deadlock, which would leave a lower court’s decision upholding the restrictions in place, although it would not set a national precedent.

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