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Article: Republican leaders shouldn’t use pandemic to restrict abortion access

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In re Greg Abbott, et al., Order temporarily staying district court order regarding application of Executive Order GA-09 as applied to abortions (No. 20-50264, regarding Executive Order GA-09, and the Texas Medical Board's emergency amendment to 22 TAC 187.57, as applied to medication abortions and procedural abortions). (Link Type: Federal Court Case)
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By U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Publication Date: March 31, 2020
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Planned Parenthood Center for Choice, et al., v. Greg Abbott, et al.; Order granting plaintiffs' request for temporary restraining order (No. 1:20-cv-00323-LY, blocking Texas from enforcing Executive Order GA-09, and the Texas Medical Board's emergency amendment to 22 TAC 187.57, as applied to medication abortions and procedural abortions). (Link Type: Federal Court Case)
See: https://reason.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PlannedParenthoodvAbottTRO.pdf
By U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division
Publication Date: March 30, 2020
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Articles / Press Releases
Health care pro­fes­sion­als and facil­i­ties, including abortion providers, must imme­di­ate­ly stop all med­ical­ly unnec­es­sary surg­eries and pro­ce­dures to pre­serve resources to fight COVID-19 pandemic (Interpretation of Executive Order GA-09). (Link Type: Press Release)
See: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/health-care-professionals-and-facilities-includin...
By Attorney General Ken Paxton
Publication Date: March 23, 2020
Texas Governor Materials
Tex. Exec. Order No. GA-09, Relating to hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster. (Link Type: Executive Order)
See: https://lrl.texas.gov/scanned/govdocs/Greg%20Abbott/2020/GA-09.pdf
By Governor Greg Abbott
Publication Date: March 22, 2020