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US court reinstates Texas abortion law just two days after its suspension

A US federal appeals court has ruled that Texas is allowed to resume its highly restrictive abortion laws, just two days after the laws were suspended by another court.

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has temporarily reinstated the law which bans abortions once a heartbeat is detected, this is typically after six weeks.

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This decision came after some clinics in Texas resumed providing abortions for the first time since the law was first implemented in September.

The law, known as Senate Bill 8, was temporarily suspended by US District Judge Robert Pitman on Wednesday.

He described that law as “flagrantly unconstitutional” and that it violated the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling in Roe V Wade, which enshrines a woman’s legal right to an abortion.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appealed the decision, which was granted on Friday evening.

He took to Twitter to state, “Great news tonight, The Fifth Circuit has granted an administrative stay on #SB8,” while adding, “I will fight federal overreach at every turn.”

The reinstatement of the law, which makes no exception for victims of rape or incest, resulted in thousands of woman to go out and protest in cities across the US.

IMAGE – “Greg Abbott” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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