Supreme Court Takes Up Texas Abortion Case

On Wednesday the eight Justices of the US Supreme Court heard arguments in the most important abortion case in 25 years. The case involves a Texas law requiring providers to be admitting physicians at nearby hospitals and clinics to have regulated ambulatory services.

Opponents say that will force most abortion clinics in the state to close and, thereby, undermine Roe versus Wade. It’s the first major controversial case the court has handled since the death last month of Justice Antonin Scalia.

The fact there are only eight justices raises the possibility the court could end up in a 4-4 split — a possibility that would allow the Texas law to take effect but not set a national precedent.

ABC’s Kenneth Moton joined us from Washington D.C.