Texas Urges High Court to Leave Six-Week Abortion Ban Intact (1)

Oct. 21, 2021, 4:56 PM

Texas officials urged the U.S. Supreme Court to leave in force the nation’s strictest abortion law, saying the justices should reject calls by the Biden administration and clinics to intervene in the high-stakes clash.

In court papers filed Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said states can structure their laws so as to insulate them from legal attack -- something Texas tried to do with a novel enforcement mechanism in the abortion law. The measure bans almost all abortions after about six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant, and puts enforcement in the hands of private parties.

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