The administration of US President Joe Biden today urged a federal judge to ban the abortion law in Texas.
Since early September, most abortions have been banned in Texas. As a result, many women are forced to seek help outside the borders of the state.
US Judge Robert Pittman has yet to say when he will make a decision after the three-hour hearing in Austin. At least one abortion clinic in Texas says it is ready to resume operations at three locations once the law is temporarily suspended.
“Every day the law (Senate Bill 8, ed.) goes into effect, we reject large groups of patients,” Amy Hagstrom Miller, chair of Whole Women’s Health, told the court.
Texas abortion law prohibits abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy, at a time when women often do not know they are pregnant. Also, anyone can sue a woman or an abortion clinic if they do not follow the law.
The law was signed into law in May by Republican Governor Greg Abbott. Biden spoke earlier She has already described it as an “undeniable violation of constitutional rights.” Biden believes it is particularly “disgraceful” that citizens, like the stories told, are allowed to file lawsuits against anyone who allegedly helped someone else have an abortion.
Vice President Kamala Harris also responded angrily in a statement. In it, she called the new law a “total attack” on health in relation to pregnancy. She says the “ban” affects nearly 7 million women in Texas.
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