Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Abortion Law


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The new Texas abortion law has been temporarily reinstated. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay Friday night after a lower court blocked the law. Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the motion earlier in the day, arguing the federal government has no jurisdiction over the state law. Texas passed S.B. 8 earlier this year banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat was detected, which is around six weeks. It allows private citizens to civilly sue abortion clinics, doctors, and anyone who "aids or abets" the abortion even if they didn't know it was going to happen.


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