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Quick Thoughts on this Morning’s Oral Argument in Whole Woman’s Health, et al. v. Lakey

By Razvan Ungureanu on September 12, 2014

This morning, the Fifth Circuit heard oral argument for over an hour and a half on the State’s emergency motion for stay in Whole Woman’s Health, et al. v. Lakey, the case challenging the constitutionality of two requirements in Texas’s recent abortion legislation.  A recording of the argument is available on the court’s website.  Below are some quick impressions.

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Fifth Circuit to Hear Oral Argument in Abortion Case

By Razvan Ungureanu on September 11, 2014

Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., the Fifth Circuit will hear oral argument in Whole Woman’s Health, et al v. Lakey, a case challenging the constitutionality of two provisions of Texas’s recent abortion legislation (House Bill 2): the admitting-privileges (AP) requirement and the ambulatory-surgical-center (ASC) requirement.  Under the first requirement, a physician performing an abortion in Texas must have hospital-admission privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion site.  Under the second requirement, an abortion facility must meet the regulatory standards, including construction standards, for ambulatory surgical centers.

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