Federal appeals court upholds Texas abortion restrictions

by Reuters
Thursday, 2 October 2014 22:46 GMT

Protesters rally in the rotunda of the State Capitol as the state Senate meets to consider sweeping legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas on July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

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Ruling will close all by seven clinics in the state.

NEW ORLEANS, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that Texas can begin enforcing restrictions on abortion clinics that advocates say will shutter all but seven clinics in the state.

(Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky)