After Texas effectively banned most abortions, a conservative Supreme Court court has allowed the law to stay in effect indefinitely despite expressing reservations about its constitutionality. But the court opened the door for more lawsuits to strike it down — if conservative justices don’t decide to end some or all abortion protections in the country first.
What does the battle of this law mean for legalized abortion in Texas, and what are the ramifications for abortion in the rest of the United States? Let’s review.
The latest: The Supreme Court on Dec. 10 left in place Texas’s six-week abortion ban and provided only a narrow path for providers to challenge the law in federal court.
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