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Federal court to block enforcement of Texas abortion ban

Biden has asked a federal court to block the enforcement of Texas abortion law. 

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Biden has asked a federal court to block the enforcement of Texas abortion law. 

The Biden administration has asked the government to block all such legislations. However, the opponent says to thwart the court’s challenge.

The US Justice Department’s 45-page emergency motion seeks a temporary restraining order, lifting the abortion ban while its lawsuit challenging the statute as unconstitutional proceeds through the courts.

It provides no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, though it makes narrowly defined exemptions to protect the mother’s health. The governor, Greg Abbott, who signed the measure into law, defended it earlier this month saying that the state would “eliminate all rapists”.

The high court did not address the constitutionality of the Texas statute. But it widely was seen as a sign that the court’s conservative majority was inclined to roll back the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling guaranteeing a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy before viability of the fetus, at about 24 to 28 weeks of gestation.

Abortion foes have predicted that the Biden administration’s challenge to the latest Texas law will ultimately fail.

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