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US Supreme Court Refuses to Block Abortion Law

A sharply divided United States Supreme Court has voted to allow the southern state of Texas to continue enforcing abortion restrictions that opponents say have forced more than a third of the state's clinics to stop providing the procedure.   The justices voted 5-4 Tuesday to leave in effect a provision requiring doctors who perform abortions in clinics to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 50 kilometers.   The court's conservative majority refused the plea...

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