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Court backs Texas pandemic abortion ban, citing emergency powers

Court backs Texas pandemic abortion ban, citing emergency powers A federal appeals court on Tuesday affirmed Texas’ right to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic, in what  it described as a “drastic and extraordinary” move based on arguments  that states can limit constitutional rights during emergencies. A divided three-judge panel of the 5th  U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a lower court ruling blocking  the ban — one of a series of recent abortion curbs enacted by  conservative-led states…

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