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Court rules portions of new Texas abortion law is unconstitutional; appeal expected

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 8:00am

The fight over abortion limits will carry on despite a decision ruling some Texas abortion restrictions unconstitutional.

Judge Lee Yeakel threw out a part of the 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.

When the law was being debated, crowds of people in support and opposition of the law voiced their opinion in Austin.

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