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Texas Sues to Block Biden Rule on Hospital Emergency Abortions

  • State says Biden mandate forces doctors to ‘commit crimes’
  • Suit is latest legal clash since Roe v. Wade was overturned
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Texas sued to block a new Biden administration rule that emergency abortions for medical reasons in hospitals take priority over state bans on such procedures, the latest legal clash triggered by the US Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.

The requirement announced last week to protect pregnant patients facing serious medical complications “seeks to transform every emergency room in the country into a walk-in abortion clinic,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a federal lawsuit.