U.S. judge strikes down Texas measure to limit second-trimester abortions

(Worthy News) – A U.S. district judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women’s health.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin issued a permanent injunction against the provisions that were in legislation known as Senate Bill 8 (SB 8) and set to take effect this year, saying they “are facially unconstitutional.”

He added: “The act intervenes in the medical process of abortion prior to viability in an unduly burdensome manner.” [ Source: Reuters (Read More…) ]