AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas abortion providers are again asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a new state law banning most abortions.
Thursday’s request comes just weeks after the deeply divided court approved the law.
It has led to women having to travel hundreds of miles for an abortion, according to providers.
They claim that out-of state clinics are overloaded with Texas patients.
The Texas law is the nation’s biggest curb to abortion rights since the court announced in its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that women have a constitutional right to abortion.
NBC News Similar requests are rarely granted, as they bypass lower courts.
A hearing before the federal appeals court is set for December.