Republicans Will Continue to Fight Abortion Ruling

Republican leaders in the Alabama Legislature say a federal judge's ruling against a GOP-backed law will not keep them from continuing the fight over abortion.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson yesterday struck down a Republican-backed state law requiring that doctors performing abortions have privileges to admit patients to hospitals. Thompson calls the law unconstitutional because it would restrict women's rights by forcing three of the state's five abortion clinics to close. Attorney General Luther Strange says he will appeal the decision.


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