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Supreme Court to decide on abortion laws: Can a state regulate clinics out of business?

Supreme Court to decide on abortion laws: Can a state regulate clinics out of business?

In a vast region of Texas that is "larger than California," the Supreme Court was recently told, no doctors or health clinics would be licensed to perform abortions if the state is allowed to enforce stringent new medical regulations.

So, are these regulations a valid means to "increase the health and safety" of abortion patients, as the state maintains, or an unconstitutional scheme to deprive millions of Texas women access to legal abortion?

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