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      Judge to rule in abortion law case this July

      A federal judge says he intends to rule by the end of July on whether Alabama can enforce a new law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have approval to admit patients to nearby hospitals.{}{}{}{}U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson wrapped up a three-week trial Monday in Montgomery.{}{}{}{}In closing arguments, American Civil Liberties Union attorney Alexa Kolbi-Molinas said the law will close all but two of Alabama's abortion clinics because they use out-of-state doctors who can't get admitting privileges.{}{}{}{}Alabama's solicitor general, Andrew Brasher, says the traveling doctors haven't tried to get admitting privileges and the clinics' claims haven't been proven.{}{}{}{}Thompson has put the law on hold pending a ruling.