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Court Won’t Stop Texas Abortion Ban, But Lets Clinics Sue

posted on December 14, 2021

Mark Sherman of the Associated Press reports, “The Supreme Court on Friday left in place Texas’ ban on most abortions, offering only a glimmer of daylight for clinics in the state to challenge the nation’s most restrictive abortion law.” The Court allowed lawsuits by Texas abortion clinics to proceed but splintered on the question of who the suit should be filed against. The majority, which includes five conservative justices, ultimately settled on state licensing officials as the only allowable defendants for the suits. The Center for Reproductive Rights, which represents the abortion clinics in the lawsuit, said on Twitter, “The Supreme Court has essentially greenlit Texas’s cynical scheme and prevented federal courts from blocking an unconstitutional law.”

Read at The Associated Press