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Abortion in Texas is still legal for now, according to a judge

Abortion in Texas is still legal for now, according to a judge

Abortion remains legal in the US state of Texas for the time being, after a judge on Tuesday temporarily suspended a 1925 abortion ban. Reuters

A number of Texas abortion clinics filed a lawsuit Monday to prevent the 1925 abortion ban from going into effect once the right to abortion in the United States is formally abolished across the country. The judge ruled in their favour, finding that the 1925 ban violated laws that have since been passed. I’ve blocked the old law related to that for now.

The US Supreme Court on Friday recommended repealing the constitutional protections for abortion, enshrined in the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. States are now free to ban abortion. But the court’s ruling will not be official until the judges draft a formal ruling, a process that typically takes 25 days.

Many US states have Ready rules prohibition of abortion, which enters into force immediately upon the official Supreme Court decision. In Texas, this law was supposed to go into effect 30 days after the court’s ruling, but it cannot take effect after the judge’s ruling on Tuesday. in Louisiana The same thing happened on Monday

Abortion up to six weeks

It is explicitly about abortions up to six weeks, which can continue for the time being. Abortion law in Texas is very strict and is only allowed in the first six weeks of pregnancy. In Belgium, abortion is legal up to twelve weeks after conception, or in exceptional cases, for example when the pregnancy endangers the life of the mother.

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“Every hour an abortion is possible in Texas is a victory,” the prosecutor’s attorney said in a statement Tuesday. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote on Twitter that he immediately appealed the judge’s “wrong” decision and believes the laws governing Roe v. Wade are “in force and 100 percent constitutional.”

On July 12, the Texas court will hear the case again. According to local media, the judge’s ruling extends access to abortion in Texas by two months at best.