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Supreme Court refuses to block Texas law that bans most abortions

  • Chief Justice John Roberts and the court's three Democratic appointees, Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, dissented.
  • The Texas law, which went into effect Wednesday, bars most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and allows private citizens to file lawsuits against abortion providers.
  • S.B. 8 was signed into law in May by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. It prohibits doctors from performing or inducing abortions if they have "detected a fetal heartbeat," except in medical emergencies.

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