U.S. appeals court reinstates Texas abortion law, two days after it was halted

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By Jan Wolfe and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. appeals court late on Friday temporarily reinstated Texas’s restrictive abortion law, which bars the procedure as early as six weeks into pregnancy and outsources enforcement of the ban to ordinary citizens. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, a conservative-leaning intermediate appeals court, granted a request on Friday by the Texas Attorney General’s Office to temporarily suspend a judge’s order blocking the abortion ban. The administrative stay from the Fifth Circuit, a conservative-leaning appeals court, came in a la…

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