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Roe v. Wade quashed: Hearing planned that could allow certain abortions to resume for now

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Abortion rights advocates in Texas are preparing for a hearing that could allow certain abortions to resume in the next few weeks.

Providers have filed a lawsuit to stop the state from criminalizing abortion until the state’s ban on abortion goes into effect.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Whole Woman’s Health, Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, Alamo Women’s Reproductive Services, Austin Women’s Health Center, Houston Women’s Clinic, Houston Women’s Reproductive Services and Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center, seeks to delay the near-total abortion ban , and providers allow abortions to be performed under state law before Roe v. Wade was undone.

Prior to the Supreme Court decision, abortion was available in Texas for people less than six weeks pregnant from the start of their pregnancy.

“We think those extra days are important because this is such time-sensitive care, but eventually the trigger ban will come into effect and we’ll see the implementation of those laws. It’s just stopping people and trying to get them the biggest window we can have,” explained Blair Wallace, the policy and advocacy strategist for ACLU Texas.

Abortion clinics across Texas have stopped providing services since the Supreme Court decision.

Very few patients showed up for treatment on Monday.

“For me as a physician, there has been nothing more inhumane, unethical and cruel than denying people the medical care they need in their time of need throughout my medical career,” said Dr. Bhavik Kumar of Gulf Coast Planned Parenthood.

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