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U.S. judges stop Texas, Ohio, Alabama from curbing abortions during coronavirus crisis

Federal judges on Monday, blocked officials in the states of Texas, Ohio and Alabama from banning most abortions. The rulings came in a series of legal actions aimed at blocking steps by various Republican-led states cracking down on abortion during the pandemic. In Texas, the lawsuit was filed last Wednesday after clinics said they were forced to cancel hundreds of appointments for abortions across the state. According to Amy Miller - the president of Whole Woman’s’ Health - politicians are using the pandemic to push their anti-abortion agenda. However, in all three states, plans are underway to appeal the ruling handed down by the judges.

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