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Texas 6-week abortion ban in effect after no Supreme Court action

WASHINGTON, DC — A controversial Texas law that bars abortions at six weeks went into effect early Wednesday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court and a federal appeals court failed to rule on pending emergency requests brought by abortion providers.

The lack of judicial intervention means that the law — which is one of the strictest in the nation and bans abortion before many people know they are pregnant — goes into force absent further court intervention.

No other six-week ban has been allowed to go into effect — even briefly.

“What ultimately happens to this law remains to be seen,” said CNN Supreme Court analyst and University of Texas Law School professor Steve Vladeck, “but now through their inaction the justices have let the tightest abortion restriction since Roe v. Wade be enforced for at least some period of time.”

The case comes as the justices are poised in the upcoming term to rule on the constitutionality of a Mississippi law that bars abortion at 15 weeks.

CNN Newsource

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    1. No, not disappointed. What the courts and legislatures do on this issue are no longer an issue. All doctors ignore these silly laws anyway. Abortions will continue as they always have. I have 2 friends who are ob-gyn doxs and they will be doing 6 such procedures today. This is none of our business. We can’t get pregnant. If you are against abortion, then don’t have one. Simple as that.😁

      1. You didn’t read the other article KVIA posted on abortions did you? There are no active abortion clinics in El Paso and abortions are illegal in Mexico. Lying again? You have no friends nitwit plus you are not real just a figment of Alberto’s demented imagination. BTW – Men are always involved in abortion decisions since they are normally the ones that pay for it. You’re an idiot.

          1. Last week he told us he was a lawyer that graduated law school in 1994. But we all know Alberto always lies.

        1. Men have NO say so about abortion. Every OB-Gyn doc in el paso performs abortions in their offices. No “clinic” required. There were probably 10 done today in El Paso. My 2 friends who are OB-Gyn dox live in Lubbock and San Antonio. They will ignore the law as all such docs have since the late 1940’s. Ignorant religious white trash do not control women’s reproductive rights. No Taliban here. Deal with it.

          1. They can ignore the law but umbrellas and malpractice insurance wont cover the lawsuit. The allowance of a lawsuit is the teeth in this law. I personally don’t give a rats b.u.tt who gets an abortion but there is serious consequences to the provider outside 6 weeks.

      2. There is NOOOOO way a loser like you hangs out with the likes of medical doctors. Although I’m sure many have discovered your low-life your DNA on your victims.

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