Biden administration sues Texas in attempt to block new abortion ban
France24 says the Biden administration on Thursday sued Texas, seeking to block enforcement of a new law almost entirely banning abortion in the state, as Democrats fear the right to abortion established 50 years ago may be at risk.
The U.S. Supreme Court last week let stand the Texas law banning abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy before many women realize they are pregnant. The decision represented a major victory for social conservatives who have been trying to ban the procedure since the court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision established the constitutional right to abortion.
President Joe Biden has warned the law would cause “unconstitutional chaos” because it relies on private citizens to enforce it by filing civil lawsuits against people who help a woman obtain an abortion after six weeks, whether it be a doctor who performs the procedure or a cabbie who drives a woman to a clinic.
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