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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortions quickly resumed in at least six Texas clinics on Thursday after a federal judge halted the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., but other physicians remained hesitant, afraid the court order would not stand for long and thrust them back into legal jeopardy.

With COVID-19 patients continuing to occupy more than 10% of hospital beds and hospital capacity remaining tight, Gov. Pete Ricketts has extended a directed health measure aimed at keeping more beds available.

Though more vaccinated people are winding up in the hospital due to the surge in cases caused by the delta variant, health officials say the vaccine is still keeping the vast majority of people from getting ill.

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