•  In this file photo taken on 2 October 2021 demonstrators rally against anti-abortion and voter suppression laws at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. Picture: AFP

    US judge temporarily blocks restrictive Texas abortion law

    US District Judge Robert Pitman in Austin granted the request from President Joe Biden's administration to block enforcement of the law pending further litigation, on grounds it violates the US constitution. Texas can appeal.

  • Eva Longoria arrives at the Women in Motion dinner at Cannes. Picture: @EvaLongoria/Twitter

    Celebrities lash out at Texas abortion law

    Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria Baston and P!nk were among those criticising the 'fetal heartbeat' bill, which outlaws abortions beyond around six weeks - before many women even know they are pregnant.