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Texas City’s Restrictive Abortion Ban Upheld by Federal Judge

Oct. 14, 2021, 2:25 PM

A Texas city’s abortion ordinance that mimics a highly restrictive state law by putting enforcement power in private hands will remain in place, because even a win for the abortion provider wouldn’t stop other lawsuits against it, a federal court said.

The suit challenging the Lubbock ordinance mirrors cases in which abortion providers are fighting a state law that prohibits abortions after six weeks. Both the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court have allowed the state law to take effect, essentially shutting down abortion in Texas.

Lubbock’s “sanctuary city for the unborn” law predates the state law known as ...

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