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Lawsuits against pre Roe enforcementIn the wake of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and, with it, nearly fifty years of abortion-rights precedent, seven Texas abortion providers filed suit in district court against Attorney General Ken Paxton, who last week threatened enforcement of what the plaintiffs call an “antiquated” pre-Roe law criminalizing abortion care. On Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the filing, a state district court judge in Houston granted a temporary restraining order, protecting the providers from prosecution—for now.Texas, along with twelve other states, passed a so-called “trigger law” (House Bill 1280, in 2021) that bans all abortion care after Roe’s reversal—with the exception of cases in which the pregnant person’s life is in danger or carrying the pregnancy to term would…

The post Ken Paxton Wants to Ban Abortions Before Texas’s Trigger Law Kicks In. A Judge Has Said No, for Now. appeared first on Texas Monthly.

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