Judge temporarily blocks Texas abortion ban

"Abortion up to six weeks of pregnancy will resume at some clinics," the ACLU of Texas said

Updated: June 28, 2022 - 3:58pm

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A county judge on Tuesday temporarily stopped Texas's pre-Roe v. Wade abortion ban from taking effect statewide.

The Houston-based judge issued a temporary restraining order in response to an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit filed on Monday, the organization announced on Twitter.

"Abortion up to six weeks of pregnancy will resume at some clinics," the ACLU of Texas said.

The national ACLU announced the lawsuit on Monday. 

"We’re suing Texas to restore early abortion access for two more months or longer. Attorney General [Ken] Paxton wants to stop all abortion and is threatening unlawful prosecutions of abortion providers under an antiquated pre-Roe law," the legal organization stated.

Paxton responded with determination to win after the lawsuit's filing.

"The pro-abortion left is—as expected—now suing me and the State of Texas to block our state’s pro-life laws. I anticipated this and am ready. They will lose. Texas laws defending the unborn will win," he tweeted at the time.