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Austin Abortion Clinic On The Line in Texas Abortion Battle

Updated: Wednesday, August 6 2014, 09:38 PM CDT

Video shot at an Austin abortion clinic in August shows what a clinic looks like now. But, starting Sept. 1, new stricter rules take effect that would require major changes. To keep that from happening, Texas abortion providers are suing in federal court. While supporters say the new law will make women safer, opponents think it will put many Texas clinics out of business.           


"Abortion providers are heroes," chanted a dozen protesters in front of Austin's U.S. Courthouse on Tuesday morning. 


It's day two of the latest abortion battle and protesters are back challenging new rules that require abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers.  


The week-long federal battle comes one year after State Senator Wendy Davis laced up her pink running shoes for a Texas showdown on abortion. 


On Tuesday, Davis campaigned in Austin to become the state's first democratic governor in two decades. She wants the abortion battle that started last summer at the capitol to finally be won in court. 


"And I will continue to stand with and alongside everyone who's fighting to make sure women have safe reproductive health care in this state," said Davis. 


Abortion providers are suing to overturn a law requiring clinics to have larger operating rooms, wider hallways, and sterile ventilation systems. They say 18 abortion clinics in Texas will close at the end of the month if the law takes effect. The eight clinics certified as ambulatory surgical centers are in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston.

By Bettie Cross

Austin Abortion Clinic On The Line in Texas Abortion Battle


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