Justice Dept. asks. to Judge to Block Texas From Enforcing Abortion Restriction Law

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department asked a federal judge late Tuesday to issue an order preventing Texas from enacting a law banning nearly all abortions, sparking a feud between the Biden administration and leaders of the Republican state.

The department argued in its filing that Texas enacted the law, known as Senate Bill 8, “to prevent women from exercising their constitutional rights.”

Consequently, the department asked a federal district judge to issue a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction prohibiting law enforcement.

“This relief is necessary to protect the constitutional rights of women in Texas and the sovereign interests of the United States,” the Department of Justice said in its brief.

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