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Supreme Court To Hear Texas Abortion Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a Texas law that imposes tough restrictions on abortion clinics.
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The U.S. Supreme Court will take its first major abortion case in nearly a decade. 

At issue are two provisions of a Texas law that if implemented could shut down half the state’s remaining abortion clinics. (Video via The Texas Tribune

The law — passed in 2013 — requires abortion clinics meet hospital-level standards and says doctors performing abortions need to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. 

The case could help clear up an ambiguous 1992 Supreme Court ruling that said states can put restrictions on abortions so long as they don’t constitute an "undue burden."

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

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