Federal court rules Alabama abortion restrictions unconstitutional

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Northern Division [official website] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] that Alabama’s recently enacted [JURIST op-ed] requirement [HB 57, text] that all doctors who provide abortions must have staff privileges to perform designated procedures at a local hospital is unconstitutional. Following a ten-day bench trial, Judge Myron H. Thompson noted in his opinion that the requirement would have the result of closing three of Alabama’s five abortion clinics that perform…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/08/federal-court-rules-alabama-abortion-restrictions-unconstitutional.php

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