Roe v. Wade: Abortions before 6 weeks may resume in Texas after court order

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A ruling in a civil case in Houston temporarily blocks what is being called the Texas trigger ban on abortions.

This comes days after the US Supreme Court decision in Roe v. pick up calf.

A judge issued an injunction in this case — meaning the attorney general’s office can’t enforce a 1925 law that would outright ban abortion in the state.

That means abortions before the sixth week of pregnancy can still appearing in the state — at least for the next two weeks — until the next court date for the case.

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The whole argument in the case revolved around whether or not abortion is currently illegal and punishable by law.

It focuses on a 1925 law that made abortion legal in Texas before Roe v. penalized Wade.

Attorneys on behalf of Whole Women’s Health pointed to a tweet from Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday. He said abortions are “now unlawful in the Lone Star State,” suggesting abortions cannot currently take place.

They argue that certain abortions can still take place because the 1925 law was repealed and, after Roe v. Wade was declared unconstitutional.

They say vendors can still legally perform certain procedures in Texas before the trigger ban goes into effect 30 days after the Supreme Court ruling.

Meanwhile, attorneys for Paxton argue that the Texas 1925 statute was always on the books and simply unenforceable after Roe v Wade.

Paxton issued a statement Friday after the SCOTUS report was released, saying it could take up to two months for the trigger ban to take effect, but also threatened criminal action if clinics began performing abortions in the meantime.

Right now, the injunction ruling allows certain abortions to continue in the state, but whether or not some providers perform them is up to them.

“We understand that eventually abortion will be almost completely banned throughout the state of Texas, but that day is not today,” said a Whole Women’s Health attorney.

Paxton’s attorneys declined to comment following Tuesday’s verdict.

The next court date for the case is set for July 12.

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