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U.S. Justice Dept to announce civil rights case after Texas abortion ban takes effect

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice said it plans to announce a civil rights action on Thursday, as President Joe Biden’s administration aims to block enforcement of a Texas law that almost entirely bans abortion in the state. The U.S. Supreme Court last week let stand a Texas law banning abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy, before many woman realize they are pregnant. The decision represented a major victory for social conservatives who ha…

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