A panel of judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling Thursday.
The Texas attorney general's office argued that the law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital is a constitutional use of the Legislature's authority.
Lawyers for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers had argued the regulations did not protect women.
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