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The Supreme Court of Texas, Ohio allows abortion bans to come into effect

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Nate Raymond and Brendan Pearson

The Supreme Court of Texas and Ohio on Friday restricts and bans Republican-led states after the U.S. Supreme Court last week. Allowed to do. Overturned the national constitutional right to abortion.

Late Friday, the Texas Supreme Court announced that pregnancy was almost 100 years ago after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and revoked the constitutional rights of women to abort. Allowed the ban to come into effect.

An order permitting civil enforcement but not criminal enforcement of the law permits the Ohio Supreme Court to enforce a 2019 ban on abortion at 6 weeks gestation in the state. It took place on the same day it was given.

The double order comes a week after the conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court regains state rights to ban abortion, causing women to end themselves. The number of lawsuits trying to maintain capacity has skyrocketed. pregnancy.

The Texas Supreme Court, in response to a request from Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, allowed a judge issued on Tuesday to resume abortion for up to six weeks already restricted. Requested to withhold a temporary restraint order. Abortion.

An abortion clinic lawyer who challenged the 1925 ban vowed to continue fighting. According to the clinic, inferior court judges could block the law again following the debate scheduled for July 12.

"We will not stop fighting to give as many people as possible access to the necessary assisted reproductive technology," said Julia Kay, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union. increase. A coalition representing the Texas Abortion Clinic that challenges the ban.

Since last week, abortion rights groups have challenged abortion bans in 11 states, and judges in Florida, Louisville, Kentucky and Utah have blocked restrictions and bans from being enforced. ..

Friday's order was issued when two Democratic states, New York and New Jersey, moved to strengthen the right to abortion within the border.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy aimed to enable women who set foot in the state to seek an abortion without fear of prosecution or civil proceedings from their own country. Signed the law.

The bill also established new legal protection for New Jersey reproductive health workers to provide interstate abortion services.

The New York Senate has passed a draft amendment to the State Constitution to codify the right to abortion and the right to contraception.

Roe guaranteed the right of the country to end the pregnancy until the fetus survives outside the womb, usually from 24 to 28 weeks gestation.

Ohio Law, S.B. 23, Approximately 6 weeks after the fetal heart activity is first detected, many women ban abortion before they become aware of the pregnancy.

The Ohio bill, signed by Republican Governor Mike Dewein, was blocked in federal court. However, hours after the Supreme Court's decision, a federal judge resolved the injunction and prevented its enforcement.

Republican Attorney General Dave Yost argued that the Ohio State Constitution does not recognize the right to abortion. In his statement, he stated that plaintiffs "should pursue their policy goals through political processes, not courts."

Also on Friday, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers filed a proceeding with the Oklahoma Supreme Court to challenge the two states' ban on abortion. One passed from 1910 and the other this year.

Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor did not immediately respond to the request for comment. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, 8 to 1, allowing another abortion ban in the state to come into effect. (Report by Nate Raymond of Boston and Brendan Pearson of New York, additional report by Steve Gorman of Los Angeles, edited by Jonathan Oatis, Alistair Bell, William Mallard)