Parts of Texas Abortion Law Blocked by Judge

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In Texas, a restrictive new abortion law will go into effect today—but not without some last minute changes.

Yesterday, just hours before the new law was set to go into effect, a federal judge blocked a key part of the abortion law and handed a partial victory to abortion rights advocates.

In the decision the judge ruled that the law could not require doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, which advocates say would force the closure of 1/3 of the clinics in Texas.

But the court upheld a separate measure that requires doctors to use a drug protocol that some have called out dated.

Joining The Takeaway to discuss the changes to the law is  Veronica Zaragovia, who has been covering this story for KUT Austin.