Texas abortion doctors’ admitting rights reinstated

U.S. Drought Monitor as of January 10, 2012.
U.S. Drought Monitor as of January 10, 2012.

AUSTIN (AP) — A judge has reinstated temporary admitting privileges to two doctors who perform abortions. Their privileges were stripped from them by a Dallas hospital after a court upheld strict new Texas abortion restrictions.

Dr. Lamar Robinson and Dr. Jasbir Ahluwalia perform abortions on their own time, away from University General Hospital in southern Dallas. Hospital officials granted both doctors admitting privileges, but on March 27 a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel found the rules constitutional.

The suit filed Thursday alleges the doctors had admitting privileges revoked four days later. On Thursday in Dallas, state District Judge Sheryl McFarlin reinstated the privileges until April 30, when a hearing is scheduled to determine if the privileges should be extended by temporary injunction.

A message left with hospital spokeswoman Erica Cleveland wasn’t returned.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

KXAN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s