Justice Robert Pittman wrote that “this court will not punish another day for such an aggressive denial of such an important right.”
On September 1, the new law was introduced in Texas. The law essentially means banning all abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy, which is the time when many women don’t even know they’re pregnant.
The country’s Department of Justice requested that the legislation be blocked until it was fully relayed through the US judiciary, and so Pittman, in his 113-page decision, followed the department’s line.
This weekend, hundreds of protests took place in the United States against restrictions on the right to abortion that have been imposed in various parts of the country.
Abortion advocates worry that the Texas law will undermine the right to free abortion, which was upheld in Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court nearly 50 years ago. US President Joe Biden has said he intends to do everything in his power to challenge the Texas abortion law and protect abortion clinics.
The Supreme Court, which has a conservative majority, has already opted in connection with the law that went into effect at the beginning of the month not to act on an emergency petition to stop it. The vote was as even as possible, from five to four.
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