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 is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.