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Abortion providers ask U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in challenge to Texas law

A U.S. Capitol Police Officer walks with a dog near the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., September 1, 2021.
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Abortion providers in Texas on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene on an urgent basis in their challenge to a state law imposing a near-total ban on abortion.

The providers asked the justices to hear their case before lower courts have finished ruling on the dispute because of the “great harm the ban is causing.” The Supreme Court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority, this month refused to block the law, which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.

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