Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office said in a statement said that abortion providers were among the licensed health care professionals and facilities that would have to cease procedures deemed "not immediately medically necessary" following an executive order issued Saturday by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
Failure to comply could result in a fine of up to $1,000 or 180 days in jail.
On Saturday, Ohio Attorney General David Yost sent a letter ordering two of the state's clinics to stop surgical abortions immediately to preserve personal protective equipment.
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