Abortion debate returns to depleted Supreme Court

Mar 2, 2016 9:52 AM by Cheryl Wengren

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court today takes up the biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter of a century.

The justices will consider where a Texas law hampers a woman's constitutional right to obtain an abortion.

The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, and clinics have to meet standards for ambulatory surgical centers.

The case is being heard less than three weeks after Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Justice Anthony Kennedy probably holds the deciding vote on the eight-justice court. He already joined with the court's four liberal members to block some restrictions from taking effect while the case is on appeal.


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