A federal judge Wednesday granted the Justice Department’s request to halt enforcement of the newly passed Texas law that bans nearly all abortions in the state, as the legal fight makes its way through the judicial system.
In his 113-page ruling, Robert L. Pitman, a Federal District Court judge in Austin, sided with the Biden administration, criticizing the law and its requirements, per the New York Times.
“From the moment [Senate Bill 8] went into effect, women have been unlawfully prevented from exercising control over their own lives in ways that are protected by the Constitution,” Pitman wrote. “This court will not sanction one more day of this offensive deprivation of such an important right.”
As previously reported by Human Events News, the new law prevents abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy, saying that a physician is prohibited from knowingly performing an abortion if there is a “detectable fetal …
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