State Representative Charles Perry Comments On Texas Abortion Restrictions Ruling [AUDIO]
On the Wednesday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, state representative Charles Perry spoke with guest host Carl Tepper about the recent ruling on Texas abortion laws.
Earlier this week, Federal Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that several abortion restrictions in the state of Texas were unconstitutional. Perry said that he was not surprised by the ruling, and that the next step will be to take the case to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has usually been favorable to pro-life legislation. However, he added that they are ready to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary.
Perry explained that the major point of contention was the "30-mile rule," which would have required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic. The judge said that the rule was "too burdensome" and too restrictive to abortion clinics. However, Perry said the rule would have protected more women by insuring they have access to a hospital if something goes wrong.
"That provision is where [Judge Yeakel] is saying that 30-mile rule is too burdensome and that it actually does limit the access to the health care. And we're looking at it form the perspective that we want a physician to have admitting privileges that are performing these procedures to be close enough in proximity so that a woman couldn't bleed out or something like that before she could get care."
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