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In this July 12 photo, abortion rights supporters rally on the floor of the State Capitol rotunda in Austin, Texas. New abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled on Tuesda,y a federal judge has ruled. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa, File)

Fed judge: Texas abortion limits unconstitutional

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By Chris Tomlinson

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge determined Monday that new Texas abortion restrictions place an unconstitutional burden on women seeking to end a pregnancy, a ruling that keeps open dozens of abortion clinics across the state while officials appeal.

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