US appeals court lets Texas resume ban on most abortions

Clinics had braced for the New Orleans-based appeals court to act quickly after U.S. district judge Robert Pitman, an appointee of President Barack Obama, on Wednesday suspended a Texas law calling an “objectionable deprivation” of constitutional right. mentioned abortion. Knowing that order might not last long, a handful of clinics in Texas began performing abortions again after six weeks and booked new appointments for this weekend.

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