Abortion clinics are facing a potential setback: In a major win for pro-life activists, a lawsuit against the Heartbeat Act has now moved into the Texas Supreme Court.
“A federal appeals court ruled Monday the lawsuit by abortion providers against the Texas Heartbeat Act must move to the conservative-leaning Texas Supreme Court, rather than back to a federal court in Austin that has been the only court to block the law restricting abortions in the state,” Breitbart News reported Tuesday.
BREAKING: A federal appeals court will move a TX Heartbeat Act lawsuit to the Supreme Court of TX.
This is great news!
Abortionists wanted their case to go to a liberal judge, but this court has a Pro-Life majority.
— Texas Right to Life (Text ProLife to 40237) (@TXRightToLife) January 18, 2022
Nancy Northup, CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, complained: “There is now no end in sight for this injustice that has been allowed to go on for almost five months.”
But Texas Right to Life is celebrating the decision.
“This is great news for Texas because such action is more likely to ensure a just and favorable ruling, compared to that which could be expected from a pro-abortion federal district judge, to whom the abortion industry asked to send the case. Beyond this, sending the lawsuit to the Supreme Court of Texas is appropriate because the only defendants left in the case are state agencies,” the group said, according to Breitbart.
“Most exciting of all is that the Texas Heartbeat Act has withstood another court decision and is continuing to save an estimated 100 preborn lives every day!” Texas Right to Life added.
An Oklahoma state lawmaker will introduce a Texas-style bill that would allow individuals to sue doctors who perform abortions. https://t.co/0TJLS6zQQ4
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 18, 2022
“In September, Texas became the first state in the nation to enforce a ‘heartbeat’ abortion law that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, generally at six weeks of pregnancy,” Breitbart reported.
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