The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Tuesday upheld key provisions of Texas' anti-abortion law, The Associated Press reports. The decision could lead to the closure of a majority of the state's abortion clinics.
The law in question requires Texas abortion providers to meet hospital-level operating standards, and many clinics can't afford to upgrade to that status. Supporters of the law say that the standards would help women's health, while opponents of the law say politicians want to make it harder for Texas women to obtain abortions.
Abortion providers will take their case to the Supreme Court, which last year stalled the Texas law from going into effect.
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