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Colorado attorney general joins states opposed to Texas abortion law

Added 09-17-21 01:23:02pm EST - “Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser joined 23 other attorneys general on Wednesday in a court brief opposing Texas' new abortion law.” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “Colorado attorney general joins states opposed to Texas abortion law”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser joined 23 other attorneys general on Wednesday in a court brief opposing Texas’ new abortion law.

The brief asserts that Texas’ Senate Bill 8 – which amounts to a ban on a majority of abortions – is an “unprecedented attack on our constitutional order.” It further contends that the private enforcement mechanism of the law could produce an “across-the-board ban on constitutionally protected activity.”

SB8 requires a doctor to first establish whether a heartbeat can be detected in the womb before any abortion-related procedures can take place. Doctors who violate the law can be criminally charged.

Other states that signed onto the brief include Massachusetts, Washington, Virginia, New York, and Michigan.

“I am committed to defending women’s reproductive rights and equality, and Texas’ new law violates longstanding U.S. Supreme Court precedent by denying women their constitutionally protected right to make their own healthcare decisions,” Weiser said in a statement . “I am proud to join attorneys general nationwide in defending women’s rights that were clearly established under Roe v. Wade.”

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