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Texas Judge Rules Abortion Ban Is Too Restrictive; TX AG Blocks Order, Keeping Ban in Place for Now

HeadlineAug 07, 2023

A Texas judge ruled Friday the state’s abortion ban is too restrictive in cases of dangerous pregnancy complications, and doctors must be allowed to perform abortions in such instances without risk of criminal prosecution. Hours later, Texas’s Attorney General’s Office filed an appeal, effectively blocking the order. Though the initial order was blocked, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the women who brought the case celebrated the ruling and said the plaintiffs’ testimonies helped shine a spotlight on the cruelty of the law. The trial, expected to clarify the use of abortions in medical emergencies, is scheduled for March of next year.

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