Abortions resume in some Texas clinics after judge halts law

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortions quickly resumed in some Texas clinics Thursday after a federal judge halted the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., but doctors across the state did not not rush to resume normal operations with the court battle far from over. 

The order by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman late Wednesday was meant to give Texas clinics cover to resume seeing most patients for the first time since early September, when the law known as Senate Bill 8 went into effect, banning abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks. 

Amy Hagstrom Miller, president of Whole Woman’s Health, said her four Texas clinics called in some patients

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