The Department of Justice (DOJ) is looking into ways it can challenge a new law in Texas that makes illegal abortions done after a fetal heartbeat is detected, according to Attorney General Merrick Garland. Garland disclosed the effort as he emphasized that federal authorities will crack down on anybody who seeks to use violence or intimidation to block abortions from being carried out in Texas. “While the Justice Department urgently explores all options to challenge Texas SB8 in order to protect the constitutional rights of women and other persons, including access to an abortion, we will continue to protect those seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health services pursuant to our criminal and civil enforcement of the FACE Act,” Garland said in a statement on Monday. Texas Senate Bill 8, which went into effect on Sept. 1, prohibits abortions from being done without an attempt to detect a fetal heartbeat. If a heartbeat is detected, abortions cannot be done …


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