The US state of Texas and the United States Supreme Court dealt a severe blow to women’s (...

Texas and US Supreme Court Deal Blow to Reproductive Rights – Human Rights Watch

The US state of Texas and the United States Supreme Court dealt a severe blow to women’s (and pregnant people’s) human rights last week. Dozens of US states have been passing destructive laws limiting abortion access for years, but courts usually block them under US constitutional precedents. This time, the Court allowed Texas’s restrictive abortion law to take effect while a challenge to the law winds through lower courts. The Texas law prohibits nearly all abortion essentially after six weeks of pregnancy, before most people know they are pregnant, with no exception for rape or incest. It also permits any …

 

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