Women have suffered through ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, fetal anomalies, and other complications, but have found it difficult to get the care they need due to restrictive abortion bans.
The six-week ban will take effect only if the state’s current 15-week ban is upheld in an ongoing legal challenge that is before the state Supreme Court, which is controlled by conservatives.
The 5th Circuit’s ruling maintains mifepristone’s availability for now, but severely limits access in ways that could harm patients seeking abortion care.
The legislators filed over 50 amendments to “water down and lampoon” the bill that would ban most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
Access to the abortion medication mifepristone has been called into question following the issuance of competing rulings in Texas and Washington.
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