(RepublicanWire.org) – Tell Biden’s DOJ to back off of Texans’ rights!
The court’s conservative majority rejected the abortion providers’ request because of its enforcement mechanism, which separates it from “heartbeat” laws passed in other states. The law deputizes private citizens and grants them standing to file lawsuits against violating doctors who provide abortions without exception.
The Texas law prohibits almost all abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, at around six weeks of pregnancy. The only time that abortion is permitted is when there’s life-threatening danger to the mother or when impairment occurs “substantially” from major bodily functions during pregnancy period. In addition, private citizens can launch civil lawsuits against anyone who aids/abets these procedures.
The U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued a decision in favor of Texas, asserting that its heartbeat abortion law can remain intact and effective despite beefed up federal opposition from Biden’s Justice Department.
“The court issued a 2–1 order siding with the state of Texas, refusing the Justice Department’s request to reinstate an earlier court ruling that had blocked enforcement of the law. The order was backed by Judges James C. Ho, who was nominated by Donald Trump, and Catharina Haynes, who was nominated by George W. Bush. Judge Carl E. Stewart, a nominee of Bill Clinton, dissented,” National Review reported, stating, “Thursday’s decision comes after the same panel last week issued a temporary decision to reinstate the law after a federal judge in Austin temporarily halted the ban.”
The Supreme Court’s refusal to block provisions of the law has set up a potentially historic win for pro-life movements by overturning two cases which have been considered landmark moments in abortion history. “The decision sets up an opportunity that will likely lead to further testing and examination into whether current laws are constitutional, as well as setting guidelines on how far states can go when regulating abortions before they take place,” according The Washington Free Beacon .