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The Supreme Court early on Wednesday allowed Texas' six-week abortion ban to go into effect despite the fact that it violates Roe v. Wade, the landmark opinion -- still on the books -- that legalized abortion nationwide prior to viability, which can occur at around 24 weeks of pregnancy. ...
Democrats are reiterating their calls to pack the Supreme Court, demanding action after the court declined to halt Texas' controversial abortion law on Wednesday. ...
Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate.com, talks with Rachel Maddow about solutions being discussed to ensure abortion rights for women in the United States, and emphasizes that even with new legislation, structural court reform is the only way to counter Republican distortion of the courts on this issue.  ...
The justices on a 5-4 vote denied an emergency request by Texas abortion and women's health providers for an injunction barring enforcement of the ban. ...

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