Moving to begin immediate enforcement of the state’s new abortion law, lawyers for Texas asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to lift a day-old injunction banning a provision that could force 13 of the state’s 32 clinics to close.
Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to issue an emergency stay to allow full enforcement of House Bill 2, including a provision requiring abortion doctors to gain admitting privileges in a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.
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