June 22, 2024 2:55 am

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Texas abortion law temporarily blocked by federal judge

texas abortion law

The enforcement of Texas’s strict abortion law that became effective last month has officially been blocked by a federal judge.  During a September press conference, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said that the Department of Justice (DOJ) found Texas’s new abortion ban (S.B. 8) to be unconstitutional and announced that it would sue the state […]

DOJ issues lawsuit against Texas for abortion law

texas abortion law

The Department of Justice is suing Texas over its newest abortion law. The law, TX SB8, became effective on September 1, 2021, and is noteworthy for two reasons. First, as it prohibits women from having an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected—anytime after six weeks—it is the most restrictive abortion law in the US. […]

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