AUSTIN (KXAN) — A federal appeals court has sided with Texas and allowed the state to ban most abortions while under an emergency order limiting non-essential surgeries during the pandemic.
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On Tuesday, a panel of judges overturned a decision by a lower court that blocked the order.
The new ruling allows the ban to stay in place.
Governor Greg Abbott last month ordered hospitals to cancel non-essential surgeries to preserve space and supplies for coronavirus patients and doctors.