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The Supreme Court has now issued a new ruling allowing a lawsuit challenging the legality of Texas’s pro-life ‘heartbeat’ law to proceed.

As The New York Times reports:

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday allowed a challenge to a Texas abortion law that banned most abortions in the state after about six weeks to proceed, ruling that abortion providers in the state may sue some state officials in federal court despite the procedural hurdles imposed by the unusual structure of the law.

But the Supreme Court refused to block the law in the meantime, saying that lower courts should consider the matter.

The development was both a victory for and a disappointment to supporters of abortion rights, who had hoped that the justices would reverse course from a Sept. 1 ruling that had allowed the law to go into effect, causing clinics in the state to curtail performing the procedure and forcing many women seeking abortions to travel out of state.

The challenges to the Texas law focused not on the law’s constitutionality but on whether the law could be challenged in court by either abortion providers in the state or the federal government. The cases provided the court with an opportunity to revisit its earlier decision allowing the law to go into effect before the justices had grappled with its constitutionality or settled the question of how it could be challenged.

The decision comes a week after the court heard arguments in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health, a case many believe may end up with the court potentially striking down or significantly restricting the landmark ruling in  Roe vs. Wade.


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ward
ward
6 months ago

Bottom line abortion is murder and GOD will be the judge !

Jade Crawford
Jade Crawford
6 months ago
Reply to  ward

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Daisy
Daisy
6 months ago

This is why it is so important to have constitutional judges in the lower courts also.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
6 months ago
Reply to  Daisy

This is evidence that elections have consequences

alf
alf
6 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Yeah, the entire SCOTUS is not Americans, they are CATHOLICS. NO CATHOLIC is an American.

Susan
Susan
6 months ago
Reply to  alf

That is ridiculous!

Rick
Rick
6 months ago
Reply to  Susan

Alf was Always Ridiculous, But more-so since he fell on his head and Damaged his brain pan, He has Never read the first amendment, and if he did he couldn’t ” Unnerstan” what they were getting at !,…. then Again he is probably one of those, Pedo followers of Islam,….

Roberta
Roberta
6 months ago

Good