Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas abortion law

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Five minute news. Texas abortions to resume after judge holtz long trump's efforts to undo election exposed in report and fis us seeking. Us vaccine clearance for children aged five to eleven. It's friday october eight. I'm anthony davis abortions quickly resumed in some texas clinics yesterday after a federal judge halted the most restrictive abortion law in the us but doctors across the state did not rush to resume normal operations with the court battle far from over the order by us district. Judge robert pittman late on wednesday was meant to give texas clinics cover to resume seeing most patients for the first time since early september when the law known as senate bill eight went into effect banning abortions once cardiac activity is detected. Usually around six weeks. Amy hoekstra miller. President of whole women's health said her four texas clinics called in some patients early thursday. Who were on a list. In case the law was blocked at some point other appointments were being scheduled for the days ahead and phone lines. Were again busy. She said but the relief felt by texas. Abortion providers was tempered by the possibility of an appeals court reinstated law in the coming days some texas physicians meanwhile was still declining to perform abortions fearful. They might be held liable. Despite the judge's order in a one hundred thirteen page opinion pitman took texas to task saying republican lawmakers had contrived an unprecedented and transparent statutory scheme leaving enforcements solely in the hands of private citizens who can collect damages if they bring successful lawsuits against abortion providers who violate the restrictions. The law signed by republican governor. Greg abbott in may has the effect of banning abortions before some women even know they're pregnant

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