Texas bans most abortions, with high court mum on appeal
September 2, 2021
The nation's most far-reaching curb on abortions since they were legalized a half-century ago took effect Wednesday in Texas, with the Supreme Court silent on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold.
If allowed to remain in force, the law, which bans most abortions, would be the strictest against abortion rights in the United States since the high court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
The Texas law, signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in May, prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around six weeks and before most women know they're...