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EXPLAINER: What to know about Texas' abortion law

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Biden administration is suing Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted "in open defiance of the Constitution" and asking a judge to quickly declare the law invalid.

The case filed Thursday by the Department of Justice is almost certainly destined to reach the Supreme Court, perhaps within a matter of weeks.The high court has already been asked to weigh in on the law once.

The justices voted 5-4 not to intervene to prevent it from taking effect, but they said further challenges were possible.A woman carries a sign calling for access to abortion at a rally at the Texas State Capitol on Sept.

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