The US Department of Justice considers the new Texas law, which bans abortion from the sixth week of pregnancy, as “an open threat to the rule of law” with which it wants to challenge the reform in court.
Joe Biden’s District Attorney Brian Netter requested a moratorium on the application of the law at a hearing this Friday, which became illegal on the 1st.
The federal administration considers the legally anchored system of “vigilantes”, which promotes surveillance and citizen complaints, to be a “hoax” in order to circumvent the previous jurisprudence of the Supreme Court. Abortion policy is at stake.
“The precedent set by this case will determine whether the rights guaranteed by our national agreement are reliable or can be tampered with,” he added. According to the lawyer, fundamental rights such as freedom of expression could be affected, reports the Bloomberg news agency.
For its part, Texas claims that federal agencies have no power to defend the constitutional right to abortion. A prosecutor’s representative, Will Thompson, has argued that a potential moratorium on the application of the new order – while awaiting wider debate on the case – would weigh on their ultimate mission.