Biden government urges judge to block Texas anti-abortion law

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Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden’s administration called on a federal judge Friday to swiftly block a new law that bans most abortions in Texas and has raised concerns about women’s curtailed access to care. The controversial statute, which went into force on September 1, represents “an open threat to the rule of law,” deputy assistant attorney general Brian Netter declared in court arguments in Austin. In its challenge, the US government described the ban as “a truly extraordinary law designed to outflank the federal government and to violate the constitution,” Netter said, adding a …

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