US_Supreme_Court_3_CNA_4_17_15On Monday, the US Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law regulating the safety of abortion clinics, saying that it put an “undue burden” on women’s “right to an abortion.”

The case had challenged two regulations that abortionists must have admitting privileges at a local hospital and clinic buildings must meet the standards of ambulatory surgery centers. They must have proper sanitation, staffing, and medical experts on hand to deal with medical emergencies.

The law went into effect following the horrific case of Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist who was convicted in May 2013. He was found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder for babies born alive who were killed at his clinic and of involuntary manslaughter after a woman died from an anesthesia overdose at his clinic.

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Proponents of the law said it was intended to make abortion clinics safer. Opponents argued that the law intended to shutter abortion clinic, since many do not meet these standards already.

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