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This weekend, women's health advocates celebrated the reopening of a Planned Parenthood facility in East Atlanta.

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The new location is a busy spot on Moreland Avenue with a lot of transportation access.

Planned Parenthood partnered with Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health to identify an area where the facility would have maximum impact.

Matthew Murphy

Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday heard oral arguments in one of the most important abortion cases in recent years. At issue is a Texas law, which says doctors who provide abortion services must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

The law also requires clinics to have facilities that are close to hospital standards.

Texas state officials argue they are simply trying to protect women's health. Opponents charge the law places undue burdens on a woman's right to seek an abortion.

Sen. Renee Unterman wants the number of abortions in the state to go down, and she said a bill filed last week in the Georgia legislature would be a step toward that goal.

The bill, SB 308, would establish the “Positive Alternatives for Pregnancy and Parenting Grant Program,” and potentially direct $2 million in state funding to “pregnancy resources centers,” also called “crisis pregnancy centers” by critics, including Planned Parenthood.  

The leader of the Center for Medical Progress has been indicted in Houston by a grand jury investigating the anti-abortion group's undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the handling of fetal tissue. Here is some information about the center:

WHAT IS THE CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS?

The center is a nonprofit organization that described its mission in a 2013 application to the state of California as to "monitor and report on medical ethics and advances."

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