State judge declares Texas abortion law unconstitutional — but does not stop it from being enforced

The fate of the statute remains uncertain. An appeal to the ruling is already underway, and an opinion on the law from the U.S. Supreme Court is still pending.

A Planned Parenthood examination room at Planned Parenthood’s South Austin location on Jan. 14, 2020.

Peeples echoed concerns on how a similar form of enforcement could be used to infringe on other constitutional rights, a view expressed by members of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments last month in two other challenges to the law.

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