Texas law restricting abortion upheld by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

File photo: Governor Rick Perry in Houston at a meet-and-greet event—Photo by Joseph Earnest

Newscast Media HOUSTON—The law that restricts abortions in Texas that was
passed and signed last year by Texas Governor Rick Perry has been upheld by the 5th
Circuit Court of Appeals, in its most recent ruling. The ruling from the three-panel
Conservative judges prompted an excited Gov. Perry to say it was “victory for life.”

When the law was passed, Planned Parenthood, the organization that advocates
abortion, sued at the district level, arguing the provisions pertaining to the regulation
of surgical abortions and abortion–inducing drugs, were unconstitutional. The district
court ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood, however on appeal, the 5th Circuit
asserted that the ruling of the lower court was erroneous. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>