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Texas can enforce 1925 abortion ban, state Supreme Court says

The ruling Friday night exposes abortion providers to fines and lawsuits even before the state’s trigger law goes into effect.

Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

Texas can enforce its abortion ban from 1925, the state Supreme Court ruled late Friday evening, a decision that exposes abortion providers to lawsuits and financial penalties if they continue to perform the procedure.

“This morning, our clinic staff embarked on the heartbreaking conversations with patients whose appointments must be cancelled, and our clinics have started the wind down process,” president Amy Hagstrom Miller said in a statement.

This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2022/07/02/texas-abortion-1925-ban-supreme-court/. The Texas Tribune is a member-supported, nonpartisan newsroom informing and engaging Texans on state politics and policy. Learn more at texastribune.org.