Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum joined the chief legal officers of 23 other states in signing onto a brief issued Wednesday supporting the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Texas’ ban on abortions after six weeks.
Portland made national headlines last week when the mayor announced he wanted to ban city business and employee travel related to the state of Texas due to the state’s new abortion law, which dramatically curtails access to the procedure. Now the city is delaying that vote.
The Justice Department says it will not tolerate violence against anyone who is trying to obtain an abortion in Texas as federal officials explore options to challenge a new state law that bans most abortions.
Portland City Council will consider an emergency resolution next week to ban future travel, goods and services from the state of Texas until the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. are withdrawn or overturned in court.