Abortion-rights supporters stand outside the Texas governor’s mansion on Friday after a federal judge in Austin struck down provisions of the 2013 Texas law that restricts abortions. State officials and other supporters of the abortion law in Texas were confident they would prevail on appeal.
The decision followed recent legal victories across the South for abortion-rights advocates, as federal courts have blocked measures that would have forced the closing of the only abortion clinic in Mississippi and three of five clinics in Alabama.
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