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SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has signed a “friend of the court” case with the state in favor of Texas in a lawsuit over its controversial abortion law.

In the case, states are avoiding weighing on the legality of Texas’ extremely restrictive law, which prohibits abortions around six weeks pregnant. However, they dispute the intervention of the federal government.

“The order below threatens to expose every state in the Union to prosecution by the federal government whenever the US Attorney General finds that a state law violates someone’s constitutional right. one, somewhere, “the file says.

Utah is one of a number of states that have very restrictive abortion laws in place. In 2020, the Utah state legislature has passed a bill banning elective abortions – but it only comes into effect if the benchmark Roe vs. Wade Case that established abortion rights in the United States is canceled. The United States Supreme Court is set to face a challenge this year, and the Texas case could end up in the nation’s highest court.

“The Attorney General does not have the power to act as an itinerant reviewer of state law, challenging as unconstitutional any rule with which he does not agree. “said the amicus file.

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