In lawsuit against Texas law, judge explores how far is too far to travel for an abortion

A federal judge presiding over a lawsuit against new Texas abortion restrictions says he has a problem with anyone traveling 150 miles for medical care if the procedure could be done closer. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Wednesday, August 13, didn’t issue a ruling following closing arguments in a trial challenging a Texas law that would ban abortions at more than dozen clinics starting Sept.

1. But Yeakel honed in on the question of how far is too far for a woman to obtain the constitutional right of ending a pregnancy. The law requires all Texas abortion facilities to meet more stringent hospital-style operational standards. That would eliminate all abortion providers in the western half of the state.A ruling is expected in the coming weeks.

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Nepal lifts ban on allowing migrant workers to Afghanistan

KATHMANDU (TIP): Nepal will allow its nationals to go to war-torn Afghanistan for work, a labour ministry official said on October 20, ending an...
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