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The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked enforcement of the new Texas law imposing strict abortion regulations that have closed most abortion clinics, while a legal challenge against the law makes its way through the courts.
The law was previously declared unconstitutional by a federal district court judge in late August. However, earlier this month an appeals court panel dismissed the injunction, thus forcing most of the state's abortion clinics to shut down.
The Supreme Court's order reinstating the injunction "did not elaborate on the court's reasons" for doing so, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The dissenters were Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito, who opposed overturning the appeals court's ruling.
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