What’s Next for the Extreme Texas Abortion Ban?


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106 abortion restrictions
challenging

declined to do so. But with other conservative states mullingfiledmotiongranted

What does S.B. 8 do?

85 percent

of abortions performed in the state illegal.

something embryos don’t have
Roe v. Wade

S.B. 8
abortion funds
Jezebel

Roe v. Wade

open letter
lawsuit
very conservative) Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals abruptly canceled

emergency application

Legislation like this reliably sows confusion and distress among patients, who see headlines about abortion on the brink of extinctioncreated overflow for beleaguered clinics

sanctuary city for the unborn
succeeded

CNN

hasn’t proved as effective

as abortion opponents had hoped. TikTok users quickly deluged

What happens now?

Mississippi law
Roe. In the event that the Court overturns Roe, Texas is among the states with a “trigger law

Meanwhile, the U.S. House of Representatives passedRoe; this bill seems unlikely to make it through the Senate

The DOJ

filed
emergency request
Roe

granted that request, rulingNPRtweet, for now.

This article has been updated.


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