In a huge pro-life win, the Supreme Court, including justices appointed by former President Donald Trump, have allowed a Texas “heartbeat bill” to remain in place.
“The Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 on Wednesday not to block the new Texas law banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy while legal challenges to that law proceed in lower courts,” reports Breitbart News.
According to the ruling, the abortion-provider plaintiffs “failed to meet the high standard required for the Supreme Court to issue an injunction blocking a law before it goes into effect.”
The ruling is not an overturning of the seminal case of Roe v. Wade, but it does indicate a willingness of the current court to go against common political convenience.
Signed in May by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), Senate Bill 8 effectively bans abortions in the Lone Star State the moment a fetal heartbeat is detected, which often occurs after six weeks of pregnancy. Since women do not often detect pregnancy prior to the sixth week, the law effectively bans abortions in the state. Multiple states have tried to implement similar measures only to be blocked by the courts.
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