BREAKING: Obama appointed federal judge blocks Texas abortion law

Robert Pitman, a Obama appointed federal judge has blocked blocked the controversial Texas abortion law banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.

Pitman says in his ruling “a person’s right under the Constitution to choose to obtain an abortion prior to fetal viability is well established.” He added that “depriving citizens of this right” would be “flagrantly unconstitutional.”

Per Wikipedia “On June 26, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Pitman to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.”

“Pitman was the first openly gay United States Attorney in Texas. Upon receiving his judicial commission, Pitman became the first openly gay judge to sit on the federal bench within the Fifth Circuit of the federal court system, which covers Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi,” Wikipedia also notes.