US FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS BLOCK ON ANTI-ABORTION LAW
08 October 2021
“Offensive Deprivation” to Constitutional rights is what a federal judge called the ban on abortion by the state of Texas in the United States. The judge pointed out that banning abortion in the second most populous state in the country is against rights. Judge Robert Pitman’s order that came on Wednesday is the first legal challenge to the oppressive Texas law that bans most abortions in the state that led to nationwide protests since the law was signed in May.
Though the law is stayed, doctors fear they would be sued permanently by the government authorities if they resume abortion services. They said the impact created by the ban on abortions has been “exactly” what they feared”. Texas officials appealed to the court for the reversal from the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals that helped the law come into effect.
However, Planned Parenthood has said the new order would help doctors and clinics resume their services and give security to those seeking an abortion. Judge Pitman wrote, “From the moment SB8 went into effect, women have been unlawfully prevented from exercising control over their lives in ways that are protected by the constitution”.
He was appointed to the bench by former US president Barack Obama. Pitman is an openly gay judge and his appointment by Obama were opposed by many conservatives even though he was recommended by two Republicans in the state.
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