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People rally in support of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions at the Texas State capitol on July 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas. This is first day of a second legislative special session called by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to pass an restrictive abortion law through the Texas legislature. The first attempt was defeated after opponents of the law were able to stall the vote until after first special session had ended.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

People rally at the Texas State capitol on July 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

AUSTIN (AP) — A federal judge is expected to rule on the constitutionality of a hotly debated Texas law imposing strict limits on abortion before the measure takes effect Tuesday.

Last week, Austin-based U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel heard three days of testimony and arguments about the abortion law. He says he’ll rule before it’s implemented.

The measure passed the Legislature this summer, amid a 12-plus hour Democratic filibuster and massive protests for and against it.

The law requires doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals to perform abortions.

It also only allows abortions in surgical centers and bans abortions after 20 weeks, while limiting medication-induced abortions.

Advocacy groups want to block implementation of the admitting privileges requirement and rules on medical abortions.

Texas argues it has a right to protect “fetal life.”

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