Planned Parenthood of Texas tells reporters that it has paused all abortions in the state

Friday, David Lippman of CBS wrote “Planned Parenthood of Texas just told reporters that it has paused all abortions in the state as of today in response to the Supreme Court’s opinion that overturns Roe V. Wade.”

The Texas Tribune wrote:

Abortions in Texas have ceased following a Supreme Court ruling that eliminated the constitutional protection for abortion and ensuing legal uncertainty, Whole Woman’s Health and Planned Parenthood Texas said.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, allowing states to set their own laws regulating abortion procedures. Texas has a “trigger” law in place that will ban all abortions from the moment of fertilization starting 30 days after the Supreme Court’s judgement, which is typically issued about a month after the initial opinion.

But clinics and abortion funds are ceasing services now because the attorney general of Texas and some anti-abortion activists are arguing that state laws that banned abortion before Roe v. Wade — that were never repealed — could now be in effect in Texas.

“We must pause abortion services at our separate organizations while our legal teams continue to review today’s devastating ruling and how it impacts and triggers existing Texas laws, including total abortion bans,” said Jeffrey Hons, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood South Texas.

He said abortion services at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, and Planned Parenthood South Texas have all ceased.