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After Three Years, Clinic at the Center of Texas Abortion Case Reopens

It’s been nearly a year (June 27, 2016) since the US Supreme Court struck down two provisions of a Texas law regulating abortion. The clinic at the center of the case in Austin is reopening to patients for the first time in three years, the first to do so since Texas’ House Bill 2 forced […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaIt’s been nearly a year (June 27, 2016) since the US Supreme Court struck down two provisions of a Texas law regulating abortion.

The clinic at the center of the case in Austin is reopening to patients for the first time in three years, the first to do so since Texas’ House Bill 2 forced more than half the clinics that provide abortion in the state to close. No other shuttered clinic has announced plans to resume services.

Today, we revisit the controversy and examine what’s happened leading up to this point, and what’s next.

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