US Supreme Court Strikes Down Common Sense Abortion Regulations

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The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5 to 3 opinion, issues a horrendous opinion with regards to abortion in Texas.  Striking down two provisions that are common sense regulations: 1) that required doctors who are doing the abortions to have hospital [admitting] privileges at nearby hospitals; and 2) also requiring abortion facilities to meet the same standards of outpatient surgery centers.

Mat Staver: This is another sad day, Matt, in the history of America, where, as a policy, this Supreme Court has continued to sprinkle blood all over this country with this particular decision.

Texas issued these laws that required someone who’s doing an abortion to have hospital privileges at a nearby hospital. Makes sense, because if you have to go to a hospital, which many of these women often do, you’d want your person, your doctor (if you call them that), to be able to have hospital admitting privileges. To be able not only to admit you, but to be able to treat you.

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And to have regulations that require these abortion facilities that are performing surgical outpatient procedures, to meet the standards of other outpatient surgery centers…

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