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Judge blocks extremist Texas law banning safest second-trimester abortion method

A federal judge in Texas has extended his Aug. 31 stay of a new abortion law until Nov. 2 when a suit brought by Whole Women’s Health will be heard in court. The law, which bars the use of a technique called D&E—“dilation and evacuation”—was to take effect Sept. 1. There is little doubt the ruling will be appealed. In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel said that unless Roe v.
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