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Federal judge strikes down abortion restrictions in Texas
TEXAS (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A federal judge has struck down key abortion restrictions in Texas that were supposed to take effect Tuesday.
After a three-day trial the judge declared two changes to the state's Health and Safety code unconstitutionally restricted women's access to abortion clinics and infringed on doctors' rights to act in their patients' best interests.
The law was passed during a special legislative session this summer.
State officials are expected to file an emergency appeal.