A US judge temporarily blocks the law that prohibits practically all abortions in Texas

A federal judge in the United States blocked on Wednesday the implementation of strict anti-abortion law enforced in Texas, which prohibits practically all the

A US judge temporarily blocks the law that prohibits practically all abortions in Texas

A federal judge in the United States blocked on Wednesday the implementation of strict anti-abortion law enforced in Texas, which prohibits practically all the interruptions of pregnancies in that southern state.

Magistrate Robert Pitman thus accepted the Government's request from Joe Biden, who, through the Department of Justice, had claimed the temporary suspension of the law promoted by Republicans waiting for its constitutionality to be determined.

In its judgment, the judge thought that the law "has created an aggressive and unprecedented mechanism to deprive its citizens of a significant and well-consecrated constitutional right."

Pitman assured that the law "has illegally prevented women from exercising control over their lives" and that their court "will not allow this offensive deprivation to follow one more day."

Texas law allows individuals to present civil demands against any person who helps a pregnant woman to abort whether they believe that they infringe the prohibition, and offer rewards of up to $ 10,000 to each plaintiff if he wins the trial.

This system has also allowed that the Texas authorities eluded responsibility for the application of the Law, because the weight of implementation is in those particular citizens, and not in the conservative leaders who driven the veto.

It was that legal vacuum that allowed the law to enter into force a month ago with the approval of the Supreme Court, although it expressly contradicts the judicial decision of 1973 who legalized abortion throughout the United States, known as "Roe versus Wade" .

Texas veto - which prohibits abortion from the six weeks of gestation, when many women still do not know that they are pregnant, is the most restrictive of the 90 who have entered into force this year in territories across the country, driven by leaders Conservatives in state congresses.

At the Audience before Pitman On October 1, the Biden Government argued that with this law, entry into force on September 1, Texas "resorted to an unprecedented scheme supported by Justicians."

Despite the blockade of Pitman, it is most likely that the State of Texas resorts the decision and take it before the Court of Appeals of the Fifth Circuit, one of the most conservative ones in the country, and then the case returns again before the Supreme.

Updated Date: 08 October 2021, 16:37

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