The bill is now on the desk of Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt, who is expected to sign it into law. An emergency clause in the bill means it will take effect immediately.
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Texas Alliance for Life characterized the ruling as a victory, but noted that thousands of abortions are still performed each year in Texas because of the legal framework of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973.
The Texas law, which took effect last year, bans abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.
A recent New York Times article attempts to force scientific findings and manipulate the language to reach their own preferred conclusions.
The Jan. 20 ruling is the latest in a long series regarding the Texas Heartbeat Law. The law will remain in place at least until the Texas Supreme Court responds to the circuit court.
Like other laws intended to reduce abortions, Texas’ new “heartbeat law” has had a real and measurable impact.
On Friday, Oct. 22, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider both challenges to the law and expedited the cases, with oral arguments scheduled for Nov. 1.
The Texas Heartbeat Act, also known as Senate Bill 8, prohibits abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected— around six weeks gestation— except in medical emergencies.
President Joe Biden has called the law “an unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights” and promised a “whole-of-government” effort to maintain abortion access in Texas.
A federal court on Friday evening issued a ruling allowing a Texas state law, which restricts abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, to take effect again amid an ongoing court fight.