Although the Supreme Court of the United States does not choose to recognize the rights of half the country to their own bodies, a court in Texas decided on Tuesday that they would recognize those rights, regardless of the SCOTUS ruling doing away with Roe v Wade.
As women in hospitals and at doctors’ offices finding out that their pregnancy is not viable or healing from rape wait to hear if they will be forced to have children they do not want, a court in Texas has ruled that clinics can stay open and that the law against abortion cannot be enforced in Texas, effectively blocking a “a nearly century-old ban the state’s Republican attorney general said was back in effect.”
According to Reuters:
‘The temporary restraining order by Judge Christine Weems in Harris County came in a last-ditch bid by abortion providers to resume services after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed the right of women to obtain abortions.’
Mark Herron, who served as the lawyer representing abortion providers at Center for Reproductive Rights said that ‘every hour that abortion is accessible in Texas is a victory,” however long that victory may last. Considering the right’s stronghold in Texas, and the need for Republican politicians to get votes for controlling women’s bodies as soon as possible, it’s not likely to last long.
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