US court allows Texas to resume ban on most abortions

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Washington (AFP) – A US federal appeals court ruled Friday that Texas could resume its ban on most abortions, two days after another court suspended the ban. The decision by the New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily set aside Wednesday’s ruling, effectively reinstating a ban on most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks. On Wednesday evening, US District Judge Robert Pitman had issued a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of the Texas law. In a blistering opinion, Pitman called the Texas law “flagrantly unconstitutional,” saying it…

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