United States

US justice to remain abortion restrictions in Texas in effect

12:31, 15 October 2021
US justice to remain abortion restrictions in Texas in effect Photo: pixabay

The US appeals court dismissed the Department of Justice’s application to repel Texas's abortion law, which prohibits abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

The US court rules said the restrictions could stay valid pending "expedited" further proceedings in the high profile legal challenge.

The abortion law took effect on September 1 and triggered fierce public scrutiny. The bill has been widely criticized by women, med communities, and human rights organizations since most women are unaware of their pregnancy by the six-week term.

The protests against the abortion law with mostly women demonstrations started as a part of the counter-movement against abortion restrictions across the US.

On October 9 the abortion ban was reestablished after it was temporarily blocked by District Judge Robert Pitman.

According to Texas law, it bans abortions from as early as six weeks into pregnancy and permits to sue med workers who carry out an abortion past this period. In addition, the pregnancy cannot be suspended even it was caused by rape or incest.

The Department of Justice claimed that the law violates the women’s constitutional rights to terminate a pregnancy which was deemed by the Supreme court ruling in 1973.