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January 1, Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion law in blow to pro-choice advocates



A divided Supreme Court declined to block a Texas law that outlaws abortion in the state after six weeks of pregnancy. The justices came to the decision in a 5-4 split.

If successful, the request from abortion rights advocates would have put the law on hold during litigation.

The majority said that “procedural issues related to the unusual private enforcement mechanism the law sets up undermined the argument for blocking the statute at this preliminary stage,” according to Politico.

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the high court’s three liberals in dissent.


Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion law

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