October 15, 2021
Federal Judge Orders Texas to Halt its Abortion Ban
Texas’ new restrictive abortion law was successfully challenged for the first time by a federal judge last week. Since then, the Texas Attorney General has appealed this decision, teeing up a future legal fight that could reach the Supreme Court. While some providers resumed abortion services, many have not in fear of lawsuits. We will likely see more developments on this contentious issue as this law makes it way through the courts and as states, such as Florida, are introducing copycat bills. Many abortion rights groups are worried, as the Supreme Court now seats more judges who have expressed anti-abortion views. President Biden has taken a pro-choice stance and reversed a Trump-era policy that barred clinics offering abortion referrals from receiving Title X family planning funding.