House Bill 2 http://kut.org en What It Takes For Texas Abortion Doctors To Get Admitting Privileges http://kut.org/post/what-it-takes-texas-abortion-doctors-get-admitting-privileges <p>Houston doctor Theodore Herring Jr. <a href="http://kut.org/post/texas-medical-board-suspends-abortion-doctors-license">had his license temporarily suspended</a> last week, after he was found to have violated a new state law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.</p><p>That provision is among the ones under review by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. While the law is tied up in that court, abortion doctors in Texas are still required to follow it – meaning they need admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/135574027&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:50:04 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia 9804 at http://kut.org What It Takes For Texas Abortion Doctors To Get Admitting Privileges Texas Medical Board Suspends Abortion Doctor's License http://kut.org/post/texas-medical-board-suspends-abortion-doctors-license <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Texas doctor is without his medical license for violating a part of the state’s new abortion law.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/dl/D78B7D56-5247-FBA5-4755-39088D0AACD1" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the license on Feb. 13 of Dr. Theodore Herring, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He performed almost 270 abortions between last November and earlier February without having the required hospital admitting privileges.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s the first time that a Texas doctor has faced license suspension since most of the state’s abortion law's provisions went into effect in October. The law r</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">equires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:10:01 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia 9792 at http://kut.org Texas Medical Board Suspends Abortion Doctor's License Is Texas' Abortion Law an Undue Burden? What's at Stake in New Rules http://kut.org/post/texas-abortion-law-undue-burden-whats-stake-new-rules <p>A federal appeals court is deciding whether certain provisions of Texas’ new abortion law are unconstitutional.</p><p>In making that decision, judges will have to weigh those provisions using what’s known as “the undue burden test.”</p><p>For two decades, judges have been weighing the constitutionality of abortion regulations using this concept.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/131364338&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:06:41 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia 9643 at http://kut.org Is Texas' Abortion Law an Undue Burden? What's at Stake in New Rules State Appeals Ruling Striking Down Part of Texas Abortion Law http://kut.org/post/state-appeals-ruling-striking-down-part-texas-abortion-law <p>Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has appealed yesterday’s ruling striking down part of the state’s new restrictions on abortion.</p><p>Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled a requirement that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics was unconstitutional. Judge Yeakel partially allowed another provision to stand, ruling a new requirement that doctors follow FDA protocol for dispensing abortion-inducing drugs was not an undue burden – unless the woman’s life was in danger due to the pregnancy.</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="54" scrolling="no" src="//www.thetakeaway.org/widgets/ondemand_player/#file=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thetakeaway.org%2Faudio%2Fxspf%2F327797%2F;containerClass=takeaway" width="585"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:58:07 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia 9047 at http://kut.org State Appeals Ruling Striking Down Part of Texas Abortion Law