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Federal Court Allows Texas Abortion Ban to Remain in Effect During Pandemic

HeadlineApr 08, 2020

Texas will continue to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic, following a ruling Tuesday by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Texas Republicans say the ban on all abortions — except those for patients whose pregnancies threaten their lives or health — is essential to preserving hospital resources. Reproductive rights advocates are suing to overturn the ban, calling it unconstitutional and political opportunism as most abortions do not take place in hospitals.

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