US Lawyer Normal Merrick Garland on Thursday introduced the DOJ is submitting a lawsuit in opposition to Texas over its “heartbeat” abortion legislation.
The “heartbeat” legislation successfully outlaws abortions within the state after 6 weeks and in addition provides any citizen – together with these exterior Texas – the precise to take authorized motion in opposition to anybody who ‘aids and abets’ the termination of a being pregnant after the reduce off level.
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Garland mentioned the brand new abortion legislation is “clearly unconstitutional” and warned different states in opposition to passing related legal guidelines.
“The act is clearly unconstitutional under longstanding Supreme Court precedent,” Garland mentioned referring to Roe v. Wade.