Texas judge hands narrow win to abortion providers fighting new 6-week ban

A Texas state judge on Friday temporarily blocked an anti-abortion group from enforcing Texas’s new 6-week abortion ban against Planned Parenthood, handing a narrow legal victory to abortion rights advocates.

The order from Judge Maya Guerra Gamble halts the anti-abortion group Texas Right to Life and its associates from suing abortion providers and workers at Planned Parenthood clinics under Texas’ highly restrictive new abortion law, S.B. 8.