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Texas Abortion Ban Is Halted for Procedures Up to 6 Weeks (3)

June 28, 2022, 7:06 PM

A Texas judge temporarily sided with abortion rights advocates that challenged a state law from the 1920s banning the procedure, in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision last week to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The judge permitted abortions up to six weeks of pregnancy to resume in Texas for now. The ruling, issued Tuesday, blocks Texas from bringing criminal charges against doctors, clinics and others who facilitate abortions until the judge determines whether the long-dormant law was resuscitated by the high court’s decision.

“The court finds that Texas’s pre-Roe ban is repealed and may not be enforced consistent ...