U.S President Biden launches opposition against Texas abortion ban.

Written by on September 3, 2021

U.S President Biden has launched a “whole-of-government” response to oppose a new law in Texas that bans most abortions.

He called the decision by the US Supreme Court not to block the law an “unprecedented assault” on women’s rights.

Any individual now has the right to sue anyone involved with providing an abortion past about six weeks.

This is before many women know they are pregnant.

Mr Biden said he would see what steps the national government could take to “insulate women and providers”.

Rights groups had asked the Supreme Court to block the law, but it refused following a 5-4 vote.

The majority said their decision was not based on any conclusion about whether the Texas law was constitutional or not, and that the door remained open for legal challenges.

Credit: BBC

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