The New Orleans-based court ruling came when Texas clinics began offering abortions again.
A U.S. federal appeals court ruled Friday that Texas could resume bans on most abortions, two days after another court upheld the bans.
The New Orleans-based court ruling comes when Texas clinics began offering abortions for the first time when the law-banning abortions for more than six weeks-came into effect in September.
The three-judge Fifth Circuit panel gave the Justice Department until Tuesday to respond to the Texas filing.
Representatives of the judiciary did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appealed the ruling Friday in Austin against U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman’s ruling barring the state from enforcing a Republican-backed law that prohibits women from having abortions after six weeks of pregnancy while its legitimacy continues.
The lawsuit is part of a larger legal battle over access to abortion in the United States, which seeks to impose restrictions on a number of states.
President Joe Biden’s administration has challenged Texas law after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed it to take effect.
Biden’s judiciary filed a lawsuit against Texas in September and sought a temporary injunction against the law, arguing in an Oct. 1 hearing that the move violated the U.S. Constitution.
The U.S. Supreme Court on September 1 allowed the law to take effect in a 5-4 vote, led by conservative judges.
At six weeks of pregnancy, many women do not know that they are pregnant. The law makes no exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.
Texas law enables citizens to enforce the ban, if they successfully sue someone who helps perform an abortion after the fetal’s cardiac activity has been detected, they will be rewarded with at least $ 10,000. Critics of the law say the provision allows people to act as anti-abortion donor hunters.
The judiciary argued that the law barred women from exercising their constitutional right to terminate pregnancy, which was recognized in the Supreme Court’s Rowe Wade decision.
The landmark judgment of 1973 legalized abortion in the United States.