The new law requires doctors who provide abortion care to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of a clinic, and places strict limits on prescribing abortion-inducing pills.
A U.S. District court previously struck down the provisions, but the appeals court later allowed some rules to go into effect while it considered the case, today's ruling means the provisions will remain valid unless the U.S. Supreme court rules otherwise.
At least a dozen clinics have already been forced to close. More regulations that are scheduled to begin later this year weren't part of this case.
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