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Two Years After Dobbs, the Texas Medical Board Adopted Rules Clarifying Abortion Ban ExceptionsThe Texas Medical Board on Friday adopted guidance for how doctors should interpret the state’s new abortion laws, reducing paperwork requirements some saw as overly burdensome but declining to provide a list of cases in which an abortion would be legal.The board unanimously approved the new guidelines after making revisions in response to concerns raised by doctors, lawyers, and people who say they were denied medically necessary abortions. The changes included removing a controversial provision that appeared to encourage doctors to transfer patients who might need an abortion.Board chair Dr. Sherif Zaafran acknowledged Friday that, even with these edits, this guidance doesn’t address all the concerns the board heard during this process.“There are certain things that we can address and there are certain things that…

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