After losing at the Legislature, opponents of Texas’ new abortion regulations are preparing for round two — a court challenge modeled on lawsuits that have blocked, at least temporarily, similar laws in other states.
At least 18 other states have enacted portions of Texas’ four-part law in recent years, and all four provisions have been successfully challenged in federal and state courts, inspiring Democrats and like-minded organizations in a fight that could keep Texas in litigation for months, if not years.
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Reporter Chuck Lindell has covered legal affairs since 2005 and has followed proposals to limit abortion through this year’s legislative sessions.