REPORT: Texas Abortion Law Faces Hurdle in Courts
According to the Guttmacher Institute, states have enacted 43 provisions that restrict access to abortion from January to June of this year - more than in all of 2012. Though Texas’ House Bill 2 will be signed by Governor Rick Perry in the coming days, it remains questionable – if not highly unlikely – that the courts will ever allow this bill to take effect in the state of Texas. The Texas law contains many of the separate provisions from other states rolled into one. Below is an overview of four components of Texas’ law that have already been struck down in courts.