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      Court reinstates most Texas abortion restrictions

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court has reinstated most of Texas' new abortion restrictions.

      A panel of judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Thursday evening, three days after District Judge Lee Yeakel said one provision serves no medical purpose.

      The panel says that the law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital can take effect while a lawsuit moves forward.

      The Texas attorney general's office argued that the law is a constitutional use of the Legislature's authority.

      Lawyers for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers had argued that the regulations did not protect women and would shut down a third of the abortion clinics in Texas.

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