AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A federal decide has blocked Texas from implementing new anti-abortion measures that the Republican-managed Legislature handed in response to the U.S. Supreme Courtroom putting down the state’s much more sweeping regulation.
The momentary injunction issued Thursday by Austin-based mostly U.S. District Decide Lee Yeakel stops Texas from banning a standard second trimester abortion process. Comparable bans have additionally been halted in Alabama, Kansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
The Texas model was accredited by state lawmakers, signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, and had been set to take impact Friday.
Final yr, the Supreme Courtroom dismantled a 2013 Texas regulation referred to as Home Invoice 2 that led to the closing of greater than half of the state’s abortion clinics.
Texas is predicted to attraction this newest choice.
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