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Austin abortion clinic is first to reopen since Supreme Court ruling


Whole Woman’s Health, the abortion clinic that sued the state of Texas over 2013 abortion restrictions and won at the U.S. Supreme Court last year, will reopen its Austin location next month.

The clinic, in Northeast Austin, had closed in 2013 after then-Gov. Rick Perry signed a law that required abortions to be performed in hospital-like surgical centers and that doctors have admitting privileges in nearby hospitals. Whole Woman’s Health challeged those provisions of the law on the grounds that they restricted access to the procedure. Supreme Court justices agreed in a ruling last June.

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