Some abortion services have resumed following the blocking of a law making them illegal in Texas.
Many clinics called people on waiting lists that had been created if the law happened to be blocked, and appointments are being scheduled. While their work continues, clinics worry that the law will be put back into place with an appeal very soon.
Some physicians are still refusing to do abortions out of fear that they’ll be held liable if it is appealed.
The law originally left the enforcement of not allowing abortions into the hands of citizens who could cash in on $10,000 in damages.
Texas clinics that provide abortion services have seen their patient numbers drop by as much as 80%, while states nearby struggle to keep up with increased demand.
The battle the Supreme Court faces now is whether states can successfully overturn Roe V. Wade, and if they do, 26 states are ready to pass laws that ban abortion.
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