The Supreme Court allowed a new Texas law banning most abortions in the state to go into e...

Justice Department asks federal court to halt Texas abortion ban – The Week Magazine

The Supreme Court allowed a new Texas law banning most abortions in the state to go into effect, with a 5-4 majority saying the unique enforcement mechanism Texas Republicans came up with tied their hands for now. That legal challenge to Senate Bill 8 came from abortion rights advocates. The Justice Department stepped in late Tuesday, asking a federal judge in Austin to temporarily prevent Texas from carrying out the law, arguing its goal is "to prevent women from exercising their constitutional rights."The requested temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction "is necessary to protect the constitutional rights of women in …

 

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