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Abortions to resume in Texas

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/24/20, 12:56 pm

Following weeks of legal battles, Texas abortion businesses will begin aborting unborn babies again. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, issued a new executive order on Tuesday loosening restrictions on some elective medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.

How did this come about? On March 21, Abbott suspended all nonessential surgeries to conserve medical resources to fight COVID-19. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, also a Republican, later clarified that the order included a halt to abortions. Pro-abortion groups immediately challenged the restrictions, but the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the original order. Now that Abbott has loosened restrictions, state attorneys said in a legal filing that there is no longer a “case or controversy.”

Dig deeper: Read Leah Hickman’s report in Vitals about pro-abortion groups promoting drug-induced abortions during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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  • JerryM
    Posted: Fri, 04/24/2020 06:43 pm

    I am concerned the article appears to imply Gov. Abbott is not standing up against abortion.  Isn't the issue more about the rule of law as it concerns elective procedures?  

  • My Two Cents
    Posted: Fri, 04/24/2020 06:56 pm

    I wonder how many lives were saved during the "nonessential" medical procedure ban? I'm hoping many!