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President Biden condemns Supreme Court failure to block Texas abortion law

President Joe Biden has condemned a Supreme Court decision not to block a new Texas law, which would effectively ban most abortions in the state.

The court allowed the law to remain in place, which is now the nations biggest abortion curb since the court legalised the procedure nationwide half a century ago.


The court voted 5-4 to deny an emergency appeal from abortion providers.

President Biden said his administration will launch a “whole-of-government effort to respond to this decision” and look at “what steps the federal government can take to ensure that women in Texas have access to safe and legal abortions”.

Biden said women should be protected from “the impact of Texas’s bizarre scheme of outsourced enforcement to private parties”.


The President also ordered a review of the Supreme Court, which is due to take place next month.

In May, Texas signed a law which prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, which is usually around six weeks of pregnancy.


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