The Biden administration has urged a US federal judge to block Texas’ new abortion law which came into effect in September.
The law prohibits most abortions in the state.
US District Judge Robert Pitman did not say when he will rule on the motion, following a three-hour meeting in Austin.
So far, abortion providers in Texas attempting to block Senate Bill 8 have been rejected at every turn.
That makes a lawsuit filed by the Biden administration their best chance yet to deliver the first legal blow to the law.
The law has so far withstood a wave of challenges, including one reviewed by the US Supreme Court, which ultimately allowed the law remain in place.
The law was signed by Republican governor Greg Abbott in May and took effect on 1st September.
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