Texas Abortion Ban Brings In Century-Old Abortion Law

Texas Abortion Ban

The Supreme Court of Texas recently issued an order on Friday that granted Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of the state, to issue a new Texas abortion ban.

It is to be noted that this was previously blocked by lower court order, but the SC of the state allowed the AG to stay it. The high court of the state’s order has now called for civil enforcement of the 1925 pre-Roe v. Wade ban, as shown by multiple documents. But the Center for Reproductive Rights has interpreted the stay order to entail that the law cannot be enforced from a criminal perspective.

Texas Abortion Ban In Full Flow

When asked about his opinion regarding the matter, Ken Paxton– the AG and a hardcore Republican, lauded the Texas Abortion ban. On Twitter, Paxton mentioned that due to his appeal, the Texas Supreme Court had slapped down the providers of abortion and the district court that was allowing it to take place. He also wrote that Texas pre-Roe abortion bans were “100% good law”.

A separate law, which absolutely prohibits abortion- and is also referred to as a so-called trigger ban, will also be going into effect within the next few weeks. With the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade on the 24th of June, Ken Paxton issued an advisory that informed the local prosecutors that they would now be able to bring in prosecutions under the pre-Roe law. 

This led the providers of abortion in the state to file a lawsuit on Monday against a bunch of local district attorneys who covered the locations of some of the clinics of said abortion providers. On Tuesday, the district court judge of Harris County went on to issue a temporary restraining order against the Texas abortion ban of 1925, which also allowed some of the clinics in the state to resume abortion procedures of up to six weeks into pregnancy.

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