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Dec. 10, 2021, 8:35 PM

Supreme Court ‘Green-Lit’ Texas Abortion Ban, Clinic Lawyers Say

Greg Stohr
Greg Stohr
Bloomberg News

Abortion-rights advocates said the U.S. Supreme Court effectively blessed Texas’ ban on abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy with a ruling that narrowed a legal challenge and left the law in force in the meantime.

The decision Friday said clinics and doctors could press claims in a federal trial court against a handful of state officials but not others named in the lawsuit. Justice Neil Gorsuch said the ruling left the providers with “some opportunities” to achieve their aims.

But Marc Hearron, the Center for Reproductive Rights lawyer who argued against the law, said the court “green-lit” the ...

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