Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Law

“A federal judge late Wednesday blocked enforcement of a Texas ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, a legal blow against a novel law that has severely limited the procedure statewide,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman in Austin issued a preliminary injunction blocking the law, saying the state had pursued ‘an unprecedented and aggressive scheme to deprive its citizens of a significant and well-established constitutional right.’”

“His order came in a case brought by the Justice Department, which sued Texas last month after abortion-rights advocates were unable to obtain a court order against the Texas restrictions.”

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