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CBS News 15 Apr 2020

Supreme Court could soon tackle Texas abortion ban

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The U.S. Supreme Court could soon tackle an abortion crackdown in Texas. The state deemed the procedure a non-essential medical service amid the coronavirus crisis. CBS News reporter Kate Smith joins CBSN to break down the latest developments.


This overrules a previous decision that said abortions could be performed while the ban's legality was determined in the courts.
A panel of Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judges ruled Texas can include most abortions in its list of non-medically necessary surgeries.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he expects the state's near-total ban on abortion during the coronavirus outbreak to reach the Supreme Court. CBS News reporter Kate Smith joined CBSN to talk about her exclusive interview with Paxton.
In an exclusive interview with CBS News' Kate Smith, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he expects the state's temporary ban on abortion amid the coronavirus outbreak to head to the Supreme Court. For more than two weeks, abortion services have been suspended in the state.

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