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AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge late Wednesday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Texas law that bans most abortions, delivering an early victory to the Biden administration in its legal challenge to the law.

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PHOENIX, Ariz. — A federal judge temporarily blocked a key aspect of a new Arizona abortion law that would have allowed felony charges to be laid against doctors for terminating a pregnancy solely on the basis of a hereditary abnormality in the fetus.

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A federal appeals court on Friday blocked Tennessee’s strict abortion law, more than a year after a district court first issued a preliminary injunction that prevented it from taking effect.

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico's Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Tuesday that penalizing abortion is unconstitutional, a major victory for advocates of women's health and human rights, just as parts of the United States enact tougher laws against the practice.