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Digital Subscriptions > Skeptical Inquirer > May June 2016 > Scientists Urge Supreme Court: Reject Pseudoscientific Testimony for Texas Abortion Case

Scientists Urge Supreme Court: Reject Pseudoscientific Testimony for Texas Abortion Case

Eminent scientists and public intellectuals are backing the Center for Inquiry (CFI) in a brief to the Supreme Court criticizing the state of Texas’s onerous restrictions on abortion providers. CFI’s brief argues that the alleged expert scientific testimony used to justify the restrictions is flawed pseudoscience and the Court cannot constitutionally rely on it.

In Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole , plaintiffs argue that restrictions on abortion providers passed in Texas in 2013 impose an undue burden on women’s constitutionally protected right to end a pregnancy. Since only a few clinics are able to meet the law’s strictures, it will result in mass clinic closures and sharply restricted access to abortion services in the state.

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