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DOJ seeks emergency block of Texas abortion law

Posted on AllSides September 15th, 2021
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Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File

The Biden Justice Department wants a federal judge to temporarily block Texas’ abortion law, arguing it is a “severe intrusion” on women’s constitutional rights.

The Department of Justice on Tuesday night filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for Western Texas.

In the 49-page complaint, the DOJ said Texas’ ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which typically occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy, unlawfully curtails women’s reproductive rights.

The law bans most pre-viability abortions, including in instances of rape or incest,...

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