US Supreme Court hears challenges to Texas abortion ban
Aljazeera says The United States Supreme Court has heard challenges to a Texas law that has effectively banned abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
The Texas ban has prompted widespread protests, and Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane, reporting from Washington, DC on Monday, said about 100 protesters on both sides of the abortion issue had gathered outside the Supreme Court before the day’s hearings.
The US Justice Department and abortion providers have objected to the law, which imposes a near-total ban on the procedure in the country’s second-largest state, home to 29 million people.
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