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4:15 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Abbott Says Abortion Case Going To Supreme Court

Credit Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R)

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says he sees the lawsuit over the state's new abortion law going to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Abbott spoke to reporters in Brownsville on Monday shortly after a federal judge ruled two provisions of the law at least partially unconstitutional.

Judge Lee Yeakel threw out a law that says abortion doctors must have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic. He allowed the state to regulate how an abortion-inducing drug is used, except in cases where the doctor believes off-label use is called for.

Abbott said his office will appeal Yeakel's decision to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Abbott was campaigning Monday for governor. His likely Democratic opponent gained national attention for filibustering the abortion law.

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