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Published September 27, 2013, 10:10 AM

Planned Parenthood sues Texas over abortion restrictions

The United States' largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, said on Friday that it filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging part of a new Texas law restricting abortions in the state.

By: Reuters, INFORUM

The United States' largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, said on Friday that it filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging part of a new Texas law restricting abortions in the state.

"We're in court today to stop a terrible situation for women in Texas from getting even worse," Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement.

The lawsuit challenges a provision requiring doctors providing abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, and another part that requires women to receive the so-called "abortion pill" RU-486 under the direct supervision of a doctor.

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