By: Molly Smith

Austin-based Texas Alliance for Life, along with San Antonio resident Maria Theresa Ramirez Morris, filed an emergency writ of mandamus petition Thursday asking the court to compel the city clerk and council to break up the charter amendment into separate ballot measures.

The anti-abortion group bypassed the San Antonio-based Fourth Court of Appeals — which counts just one Republican among its seven justices — and went directly to the all Republican Supreme Court.

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