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Supreme Court Leaves Texas Abortion Providers With Few Remedies

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Expedited Challenges Over Texas Abortion Ban

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Texas abortion providers have few good options for challenging a state law that prohibits the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that left the law in place, while allowing the underlying case to proceed.

The law—known as S.B. 8—has virtually shut down abortions in Texas and is the most restrictive in the country. The legal challenge now presumably goes back to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, where it originated.