The Supreme Court ruled that abortion providers could challenge a Texas law banning abortion after six weeks, but kept the law in effect for now. The decision was both a victory for and disappointment to abortion rights supporters.
The Supreme Court has allowed abortion providers to challenge Texas’s abortion ban. Separately, the court dismissed the Justice Department’s challenge to the law. The Texas law remains in place as the legal fight moves forward.
In an 8-1 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, the Supreme Court ruled that some — but not all — providers may proceed with their challenges in lower courts to Texas Senate Bill 8, a state law that bans most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.
What people are saying?
Jayne Cudzil The Supreme Court agreed to hear this case but did practically nothing about it. It shows first and foremost that they feel they have rights over all women’s bodies. There’s no way to divvy it up. Either you believe in women’s rights, or you don’t. I hope men’s rights go next.
Ray Devlin The Texas “law” needed to be squashed, irrespective of the abortion argument. It’s a law that imposes liability for carrying an otherwise *legal* act. If left unchecked as a precedent, it could be applied to any issue that any advocacy group finds unpalatable.