Friday night’s ruling by the state’s highest court comes just days after some abortion providers rushed to resume services.
A court order issued this week by a Houston judge had reassured some doctors that they could temporarily resume abortions until six weeks into their pregnancy.
Previously, doctors stopped performing abortions in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and ended federal abortion rights on June 24.
Nine Republican judges
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton quickly asked the state’s highest court, which has nine Republican justices, to temporarily suspend that order.
Abortion clinics across the country are struggling to navigate the changing legal landscape around abortion laws and access.
In Florida, a law that bans abortions after 15 weeks went into effect Friday, the day after a judge called it a violation of the state Constitution and said he would sign an order to block temporarily this law next week.
The ban could have broader consequences in the South, where Florida has less restricted access to this type of intervention than its neighbors.
Prosecution prospect for women
The right to abortion was lost and regained in the space of a few days in Kentucky.
A law that imposed a near-total ban on abortions automatically went into effect last Friday, but a judge blocked it on Thursday, meaning the state’s only two abortion providers can start seeing patients again, for at least for the moment.
Legal wrangling is almost certain to continue to wreak havoc on people seeking abortions in the United States in the near future with court rulings disrupting access at all times and an influx of new patients in from other states.
Even when women travel outside states where abortion is banned, they may have fewer options for terminating their pregnancies, as the prospect of lawsuits follows them.
The organism Planned Parenthood of Montana this week stopped offering medical abortions to patients who live in states where abortion is banned
to minimize potential risks to providers, health center staff, and patients in front of a landscape [juridique] rapidly changing.
The organism Planned Parenthood North Central Stateswhich offers this type of procedure in Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska, has told its patients that they must take both pills in a state that allows abortions.
The use of abortion pills has been the most common method of terminating a pregnancy since 2000, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States has approved mifepristone, the main drug used in medical abortions.
Taken with misoprostol, a drug that causes cramps that empty the uterus, it is called the abortion pill.
South Dakota and Alabama tighten laws
Access to abortion pills has become a key battle in abortion rights, with President Joe Biden’s administration preparing to argue that states cannot ban a drug that has received FDA approval.
A South Dakota law that took effect Friday threatens a criminal penalty for anyone who prescribes abortion drugs without a license from the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners.
In Alabama, Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office said it is checking whether individuals or groups could be prosecuted for helping women fund and attend abortion appointments outside of the state. ‘State.