Supreme Court will consider fast track appeal of Texas abortion law

Pro-choice activists hold signs in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on October 4, 2021.

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The Supreme Court on Monday approved a request from abortion rights advocates and providers to quickly consider their challenge to a restrictive Texas law that bans most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

The petitioners had submitted last month an unusual request to the Supreme Court to consider the case before the final ruling in lower courts.

The court directed the defendants in the case to file a response by Thursday noon.

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