An anti-abortion protester with a group celebrating a previous U.S. Supreme Court ruling related to the issue in 2014.
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When the U.S. Supreme Court hears a major abortion case for the first time in nearly a decade Wednesday, the regulations at issue will not involve fetuses or the mother, but rather standards for doctors and facilities where the procedure is performed.Abortion providers challenging the Texas law say the Supreme Court should declare it unconstitutional.Ten other states also require doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges.Abortion opponents in Missouri secured passage in 2005 of the first law requiring admitting privileges at a hospital within 48 km.Another national anti-abortion group, Americans United for Life, began using the 2005 Missouri law as model legislation for state activists targeting abortion clinics.In addition to Texas, five other states passed admitting privileges laws in 2013 and 2014 .It also is possible that conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has voted for the basic right to abortion but endorsed many restrictions, would join the court's four liberals to strike down the Texas law.The Supreme Court's last major abortion ruling was in 2007 when it upheld a federal law banning a late-term abortion procedure.
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