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Federal Judge Issues Order Blocking Texas’ Six-Week Abortion Ban

“From the moment S.B. 8 went into effect, women have been unlawfully prevented from exercising control over their lives in ways that are protected by the Constitution”, US District Judge Robert Pitman said when addressing a request from the Justice Department, which brought the lawsuit. “That other courts may find a way to avoid this conclusion is theirs to decide; this Court will not sanction one more day of this offensive deprivation of such an important right.” The appointed authority’s structure is a win for abortion laws’ defenders, who had seen different endeavors to hinder the law obstructed by the ban’s plan. Though, it may be just an impermanent triumph.

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Power & Water Shortages Disrupt Businesses in Texas

After a catastrophic week of record-low temperatures in Texas and a brutal winter storm, millions of citizens were left shivering in the cold without electricity as the state’s electric grid operator lost control of the power supply. While power has been restored to most homes and businesses in the state, one major problem remains- a shortage of safe drinking water.

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