Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in The US

Published October 7th, 2021 - 10:56 GMT

Pro-choice protesters and anti-abortion activists gathered outside the Supreme Court on October 4, 2021, in Washington, DC alongside each over temporarily blocking a controversial law that bans most abortions in the state of Texas.

A US federal judge called on the Justice Department's emergency on Wednesday to stop Texas from enforcing its near-total abortion ban on the grounds that it is unconstitutional.

The law went into effect at the end of August to ban all abortions after the detection of cardiac activity of the fetus, which occurs at about 6 weeks after conception and before most know they are pregnant. Exceptions for conception as the result of rape, incest or sexual abuse were not allowed under the law, UPI reported.

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Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US

In this file photo taken on October 2, 2021 Protesters take part in the Women's March and Rally for Abortion Justice at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas. A US federal judge on October 6, 2021 temporarily blocked a controversial law that bans most abortions in the state of Texas. (Photo by Sergio FLORES / AFP)

Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US

An anti-abortion activist prays near the Supreme Court on October 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's new term, which started today is expected to take up contentious issues including an abortion rights case that is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP

Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US

A pro-choice activist is arrested during a demonstration outside of the Supreme Court on October 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's new term, which started today is expected to take up contentious issues including an abortion rights case that is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP

Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US

Pro-choice and anti-abortion activists protest alongside each other during a demonstration outside of the Supreme Court on October 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's new term, which started today is expected to take up contentious issues including an abortion rights case that is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP

Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US

An anti-abortion activist takes part in a demonstration outside of the Supreme Court on October 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's new term, which started today is expected to take up contentious issues including an abortion rights case that is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP

Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US

An Anti-abortion activist holds a petition to end abortion during a demonstration outside of the Supreme Court on October 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's new term, which started today is expected to take up contentious issues including an abortion rights case that is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP

Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US

Pro-choice and anti-abortion activists protest alongside each other during a demonstration outside of the Supreme Court on October 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's new term, which started today is expected to take up contentious issues including an abortion rights case that is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP

Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US

A pro-choice activist is arrested during a demonstration outside of the Supreme Court on October 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's new term, which started today is expected to take up contentious issues including an abortion rights case that is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP

Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
In this file photo taken on October 2, 2021 Protesters take part in the Women's March and Rally for Abortion Justice at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas. A US federal judge on October 6, 2021 temporarily blocked a controversial law that bans most abortions in the state of Texas. (Photo by Sergio FLORES / AFP)
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
An anti-abortion activist prays near the Supreme Court on October 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's new term, which started today is expected to take up contentious issues including an abortion rights case that is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
A pro-choice activist is arrested during a demonstration outside of the Supreme Court on October 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's new term, which started today is expected to take up contentious issues including an abortion rights case that is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
Pro-choice and anti-abortion activists protest alongside each other during a demonstration outside of the Supreme Court on October 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's new term, which started today is expected to take up contentious issues including an abortion rights case that is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
An anti-abortion activist takes part in a demonstration outside of the Supreme Court on October 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's new term, which started today is expected to take up contentious issues including an abortion rights case that is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
An Anti-abortion activist holds a petition to end abortion during a demonstration outside of the Supreme Court on October 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's new term, which started today is expected to take up contentious issues including an abortion rights case that is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
Pro-choice and anti-abortion activists protest alongside each other during a demonstration outside of the Supreme Court on October 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's new term, which started today is expected to take up contentious issues including an abortion rights case that is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP
Pro-choice and Anti-abortion Activists Protest in the US
A pro-choice activist is arrested during a demonstration outside of the Supreme Court on October 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's new term, which started today is expected to take up contentious issues including an abortion rights case that is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP