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Court Reinstate Abortion Rights in Texas

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The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedure worldwide. But a judge on Tuesday blocked officials from enforcing a nearly century-old ban that the state’s Republican attorney general claimed was back in place. As a result, one can do abortions again in Texas.

After the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday reversed the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that secured women’s right to have abortions, abortion providers made a last-ditch effort to continue services. Judge Christine Weems in Harris County issued the temporary restraining order.

Before a trigger law that forbids the majority of abortions in the state takes effect, a group of abortion providers filed a lawsuit to stop an ancient abortion restriction.

How The US Supreme Court Ruled Against Constitutional Protection?

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the constitutional protection for abortion in a Friday opinion. But the decision won’t be final until the court releases a formal judgment. The court has historically taken roughly 25 days to render a decision after publishing an opinion. The trigger statute for Texas,  was put into affect last year, will take effect 30 days after that ruling.

The injunction permits clinics to temporarily continue operations in a state where abortion was tightly done by Texas legislation.  It went into effect in September, and the U.S. Supreme Court did not accept to challenge to only up to six weeks of pregnancy.

Marc Hearron, an attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights who represents the abortion providers, stated in a statement that “every hour that abortion is available in Texas is a win.”

On July 12July 12, there will be another hearing. The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton did not answer the inquiry.

The judgment was made in the midst of a rush of action in state courts by pro-abortion groups seeking to limit or stop Republican restrictions. These restrictions were on women’s ability to terminate pregnancies that are now in force to do so in 22 states.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that advocates for abortion rights, among those states are 13 that, like Texas, passed “trigger” laws that would go into force if Roe v. Wade was put into action.

Federal courts have been overturning decisions that had been preventing Republican-backed abortion restrictions in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling. A federal appeals court gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for a six-week ban in Tennessee.

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