Jun 27, 2016

The New York Times

Opinion Transforms Texas’ Abortion Landscape

HOUSTON — The Supreme Court’s ruling Monday tossing out two of the main elements of Texas’ 2013 law regulating abortion, one of the most stringent in the country, has transformed the environment for abortion in the state.

Ten abortion clinics that had been in danger of being forced to close — about half those still in existence — will be allowed to continue operating. The reopening of clinics that already shut their doors became a possibility.

And some original opponents of the law — including Wendy Davis, the former state senator whose filibuster of the bill brought national attention to the restrictions and set the stage for her unsuccessful bid for governor — spoke of feeling vindicated and rejuvenated.