US Justice Department sues Texas over abortion ban as Joe Biden vows to challenge new law

The US Department of Justice on Thursday sued Texas after President Joe Biden vowed to challenge a new law that almost entirely bans abortion in the state, as Democrats fear the right to abortion established 50 years ago may be at risk.Full details of the lawsuit challenging the state law in federal court were not immediately available in a court filing system.The US Supreme Court last week let stand the Texas law banning abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy, before many women realise…