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The Texas Supreme Court has denied a request from the Trump Administration to overturn a Texas abortion ban that would have barred women from getting abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The ruling came in a case brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights, which challenged the ban on the grounds that it violated the constitutional rights of women and girls.
The court ruled on Monday that the state law violated women’s constitutional rights, a victory for the plaintiffs and the abortion rights movement.
The law would have required doctors performing abortions to inform women that the fetus is viable after 24 weeks of gestation, but that the doctor could not refuse a woman an abortion if the fetus was stillborn or stillborn at 20 weeks.
The state’s abortion ban, signed in 2015, was challenged by the pro-life group Texas Right to Life.
The abortion ban was one of three federal laws that the Trump government put into effect on Jan. 26.
The others were aimed at limiting abortion access after the 10th week of pregnancy and regulating abortion providers.
The Texas law was the only one to explicitly target abortions after the 20th week.