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Biden Admin Sues Texas After SCOTUS Wipes Its Hands of ‘Unconstitutional’ Abortion Ban

Drew Angerer

The Biden Justice Department sued Texas on Thursday over its crushingly restrictive abortion law after the Supreme Court refused to rule on its constitutionality.

“The act is clearly unconstitutional under long-standing Supreme Court precedent,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday when announcing the suit.

The legislation, known as SB8, bans abortions as soon as a health-care provider can identify cardiac activity, typically during the sixth week of pregnancy and often before a woman knows that she is pregnant.

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