Harmful Texas restrictions on abortion challenged in federal court

September 2013

September 27, 2013 – The Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on behalf of more than a dozen Texas health care providers and their patients. Planned Parenthood v. Abbott, is a challenge to the harmful restictions enacted under HB2 last year in Texas. That law included provisions requiring 1) that all physicians who perform abortions have “active admitting privileges” at a hospital that provides obstetrical or gynecological services not more than 30 miles from where the abortion is performed, and 2) that all physicians follow an outdated protocol on the administration of medication abortion.

Ibis has been researching the effects of these and other restrictions through the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP).