DOJ sues Texas over controversial abortion ban

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  The Department of Justice is taking legal action after Texas passed its controversial “heartbeat bill.”

On Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a lawsuit against the state of Texas, after a near-total ban on abortion took effect earlier this month. Under the state law, abortions are illegal after 6-weeks. Garland says the legislation is “clearly unconstitutional under long-standing Supreme Court precedent.”

 

This comes after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the bill in a 5-4 vote. However, legal analyst Dan Eaton says the case can go back to the Supreme Court through other avenues.

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