Fox News — A federal appeals court has upheld a Texas law that requires abortion providers to perform a procedure that prevents a fertilized egg from implanting in a woman’s uterus.
A U.S. district judge in Dallas ruled Friday that the law violates the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child and the U,S.
“A fetus is a human being, not a toy,” the appeals court said.
“If a doctor determines that a fetus has a heartbeat, it is protected from the ‘cruel and unusual’ penalty imposed by the law.
In other words, if a doctor performed a procedure to prevent a fertilization, and the fetus was still alive, the doctor’s actions were protected by the Constitution and did not violate the state’s law prohibiting abortion.”
The case was brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Reproductive Health Legal Defense Fund, the Texas Family Policy Council and the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.
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