Texas abortion law: How it works and what it means for other states | Just the FAQs

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Published on 16 Sep 2021, 18:05
Texas' new abortion law is the most restrictive in the nation. Here's how other states may respond and what the Supreme Court can do about it. RELATED: bit.ly/3lqwdQO

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration’s attempt to block temporarily Texas’ ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy will almost certainly put the contentious law back before the Supreme Court – possibly in a matter of weeks, legal experts said.

What happens at that point is anybody’s guess.

The Justice Department asked a federal judge in Austin Tuesday to block the ban, which became the most restrictive abortion law in the nation after the Supreme Court allowed it to take effect this month while the district court hears the federal government's challenge to the law.

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