A Texas ruling could make abortion harder across the entire country

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A U.S. District Judge appointed by President Donald Trump may cause some issues in Texas concerning abortion. He is considering making the abortion pill illegal after feedback from anti-abortion doctors and medical groups. If approved this will not only affect Texas but the entire country.

This comes almost a year later when the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade and abortion was passed down to States to make the decision.

Governor Greg Abbott signed several laws including Senate Bill 4 to make abortion difficult for pregnant women. This brought protests throughout Texas and also caused several abortion clinics to leave and go to abortion friendly states. California Governor Gavin Newsom even ran ads in Texas cities encouraging pregnant women to come to his state to get an abortion.

On March 15, District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk heard from both sides on abortion. After hearing the discussion, he announced he would make the decision as soon as possible.

Justice Department lawyer Julie Straus Harris said:

“It is important to step back and think about what the agency did here. The FDA did not require anyone to take it — they simply said it is safe and effective.”

Texas Governor Abbott has been very outspoken stating women can use the Plan B pill to avoid getting pregnant.

Kacsmaryk said:

"This is not a gag order but just a request for courtesy given the death threats and harassing phone calls and voicemails that this division has received. We want a fluid hearing with all parties being heard. I think less advertisement of this hearing is better."

Do you think the Judge will make it more difficult for women to get an abortion?

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