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Abortion Largely Stops in Texas Amid Supreme Court Silence

  • New law bars most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy
  • Abortion-rights supporters warn court may undo Roe v. Wade
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Abortion services largely shut down in Texas after a night of U.S. Supreme Court silence cleared a new law to take effect and outlaw most abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy.

The conservative-controlled court took no action Tuesday night on a bid by clinics and doctors to stop the law while a legal fight goes forward. That left clinics to start telling most patients on Wednesday that they were no longer eligible to get a legal abortion at a Texas facility.