DOJ to go to Supreme Court on Texas abortion law

Posted 45 days ago


The Justice Department is planning to request that the Supreme Court block Texas's six-week abortion law after a federal appeals court ruled the statute can remain in effect.

The move comes after a late Thursday decision in which a panel for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to keep the Texas law, known as SB 8, in effect. Anthony Coley, a DOJ spokesman, said the federal government will ask the Supreme Court to reverse that decision.

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