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U.S. Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion ban

reuters.com · 09/01/2021 23:59
U.S. Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion ban

- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to block a Texas ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, dealing a major blow to abortion rights and allowing a law prohibiting the vast majority of abortions in the state that took effect on Wednesday to remain in place.

The justices on a 5-4 vote denied an emergency request by abortion and women's health providers for an injunction barring enforcement of the ban while litigation continues in their lawsuit challenging its constitutionality.


(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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