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US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion

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US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion

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Abortion rights activists have claimed a victory after the US Supreme Court ruled in their favour striking down a Texas law which imposes strict regulations on abortion provision.

The justices voted 5-3 in favor of the argument that the regulations were a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion.

Justice Stephen Breyer’s majority opinion for the court held that the regulations are medically unnecessary and unconstitutionally limit a woman’s right to an abortion.

Texas had argued that its 2013 law and subsequent regulations were needed to protect women’s health.

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