Texas Supreme Court blocks order that resumed abortions

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Demonstrators gather outside the Whole Women's Health clinic Friday, June 24,2022 in McAllen, Texas. The one clinic that provides abortion services in the Rio Grande Valley ceased providing abortions on Friday following the Supreme Court ruling overturning abortion. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor via AP)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court has blocked a lower court order that gave some abortion clinics confidence to resume performing abortions.

The order handed down Friday night by the state’s highest court comes just days after some abortion providers rushed to resume services.

Friday night’s order blocked lower court order

A lower court order issued this week by a Houston judge had reassured some doctors that they could temporarily resume abortions up to six weeks into pregnancy.

Texas Supreme Court abortion

Before that, doctors had stopped performing abortions in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and ended the constitutional right to abortion.