AUSTIN (KSLA) - The Department of Justice asked a federal judge Tuesday, Sept. 14 to stop ...

Debate over new abortion law in Texas rages on – KSLA

AUSTIN (KSLA) - The Department of Justice asked a federal judge Tuesday, Sept. 14 to stop enforcing Texas’ new abortion law.The law prohibits medical professionals from performing abortions on women once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, generally around the six-week mark of pregnancy.According to the department’s emergency order, the law “prevents women from exercising their constitutional rights” and therefore, violates the 14th Amendment.The week of Sept. 6, the department also filed a lawsuit against the state for the law.“The Act is clearly unconstitutional under longstanding Supreme Court precedent,” said Attorney General Garland in a news release. “The United States …

 

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