According to a new report Joe Biden’s Department of Justice is now set to request that the Supreme Court strike down a Texas pro-life law.
The move comes after Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the DOJ’s motion to get rid fo the law.
As The Hill reports:
The Justice Department says it plans to ask the Supreme Court to block Texas’s controversial new abortion law hours after a federal appeals court ruled that the statute can remain in effect while it hears the Biden administration’s legal challenge.
“The Justice Department intends to ask the Supreme Court to vacate the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the preliminary injunction against Texas Senate Bill 8,” Anthony Coley, a spokesman for the department, said in an emailed statement Friday.
A three-judge panel for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 late Thursday night in favor of keeping the law known as S.B. 8 in effect, overruling a trial judge’s injunction that blocked the ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
The law has been in place since Sept. 1, when the Supreme Court declined to stop it from going into effect in a 5-4 ruling. Five of the high court’s conservative justices voted in favor of the law while Chief Justice John Roberts and the three members of the bench’s liberal wing dissented.
The law has enraged liberals due to its provisions, which include what in practice is a def facto ban on abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy.