The US government will ask the Supreme Court to block the Texas anti-abortion law.


The controversial legal instrument was reinstated last week by a federal court and prohibited almost any termination of pregnancy.

The US Government announced this Friday that it would ask the Supreme Court to block the anti-abortion law in Texas, one of the most restrictive in the country, while a legal dispute over these regulations is resolved.

This was stated in a brief statement by US State Department spokesman Anthony Cole. He did not provide further details.

A week ago, a federal appeals court reinstated the anti-abortion law in Republican-ruled Texas just two days after a judge temporarily blocked it.

The decision to reinstate the law, which took effect on September 1 and prohibits virtually any termination of pregnancy, was made by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the most conservative in the country.

The court adopted that ruling in response to an appeal by the Texas Attorney General, Republican Ken Paxton, against the verdict adopted October 6 by a federal district judge. This Thursday, it decided that a new hearing would be held in early December to resolve the matter.

Whatever the final decision of the Court of Appeal, the case is more likely to end before the Supreme Court, which refused to study the law weeks ago. However, it admitted that the litigants had raised serious doubts about its constitutionality.

Texas law allows individuals to file civil lawsuits against anyone who assists a pregnant woman with an abortion if they believe she violates the ban and offers rewards of up to $ 10,000 to each plaintiff if she wins the lawsuit.

The system has so far allowed Texas authorities to avoid law enforcement responsibilities because the burden of enforcement is on private citizens, not conservative leaders who have called for a veto.

It was this flaw that allowed the law to take effect, although it clearly contradicts a 1973 court ruling that legalized abortion across the United States, known as "Row vs. Wade."

The Texas veto - which bans abortions from six weeks of pregnancy, while many women do not yet know they are pregnant and does not include exceptions in cases of rape or rape - is the highest in the 90s. More restrictions have been imposed this year in areas across the country that conservative leaders in the state Congress have promoted.