Politics

Texas abortion law challenge heads to state’s supreme court, likely adding more delays to case

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision means it could take months before abortion providers’ challenge to the restrictive law returns to a federal court.

Protesters stand at the front steps of the state Capitol in opposition to Texas’ abortion restrictions law on Oct. 2, 2021.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide by June whether a Mississippi law that bans abortions at 15 weeks of pregnancy is constitutional.

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