Attorney General Dana Nessel responds to temporary block on Texas abortion ban


Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel addresses the media during a news conference, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/David Eggert)

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas’ ban on abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy.

The ban garnered national attention controversy, as most people don’t know they are pregnant until after 6 weeks, making the law effectively a ban on nearly all abortions.

“We can celebrate this win tonight, but the work continues tomorrow to ensure a woman’s right to make decisions in respect to her own body is protected. The ruling in Texas will no doubt be challenged, and the fight is just beginning. I am proud to be among the attorneys general who supported the Department of Justice in this effort and remain committed to countering continued attacks on reproductive rights,” said Nessel.

This story will be updated as more lawmakers react to the judgement

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