10.06.21 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, a federal district court temporarily blocked Texas’ abortion ban (SB 8), in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice. The judge issued a preliminary injunction, blocking the ban while the case continues. The ban had been in effect since September 1, 2021.
Statement from Nancy Northup, president & CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:
“This injunction is a critical first step in restoring abortion rights and services in Texas. For 36 days, patients have been living in a state of panic, not knowing where or when they’d be able to get abortion care. The clinics and doctors we represent hope to resume full abortion services as soon as they are able, even though the threat of being sued retroactively will not be completely gone until SB 8 is struck down for good. The cruelty of this law is endless.
While we are relieved that a court has finally blocked this unconstitutional law, today’s court order is only temporary. This is not the end. We know the state of Texas will keep defending this malicious ban.”
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