In a pro-life triumph, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 on Wednesday not to block the incipient Texas law ostracizing most abortions after six weeks of gravidity while licit challenges to that law proceed in lower courts.
A narrow majority of justices held that the abortion-provider plaintiffs had failed to meet the high standard required for the Supreme Court to issue an injunction blocking a law afore it goes into effect.
Signed in May by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), Senate Bill 8 efficaciously ostracizes abortions in the Lone Star State the moment a fetal heartbeat is detected, which often occurs after six weeks of gravidity. Since women do not often detect gravidity prior to the sixth week, the law efficaciously ostracizes abortions in the state. Multiple states have endeavored to implement kindred measures only to be blocked by the courts.
AUSTIN, TX – MAY 29: Protesters hold up signs as they march down Congress Ave at a protest outside the Texas state capitol on May 29, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Thousands of protesters emerged in replication to an incipient bill outlawing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected signed on Wednesday by Texas Governor Greg Abbot. (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images)
The five-equity majority of Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, and Trump-appointed Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett did not issue a published opinion with their decision, so the precise reasoning of the Court remains obscure, including whether the Texas law would survive a constitutional challenge on the merits when that question is squarely afore the Supreme Court.
“The applicants now afore us have raised earnest questions regarding the constitutionality of the Texas law at issue,” Chief Justice John Roberts inscribed in dissent. “But their application additionally presents involute and novel antecedent procedural questions on which they have not carried their encumbrance.”
Roberts explicated that he was dissenting because an injunction would freeze the status quo while the courts work through whether Texas’s law breaches a constitutional right to abortion, narrowly leaving open the possibility that he could vote in favor of the law down the road.
The three liberal justices, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan issued vigorously worded dissents against the Lone Star State’s law. AUSTIN, TX – MAY 29: Pro-life protesters stand near the gate of the Texas state capitol at a protest outside the Texas state capitol on May 29, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Thousands of protesters emerged in replication to an incipient bill outlawing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected signed on Wednesday by Texas Governor Greg Abbot. (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images)
Legal proceedings in the lower courts might not move forward until a denizen endeavors to enforce it against an abortion provider, leaving the pro-life measure in effect indefinitely. The Supreme Court will withal auricularly discern a major abortion case this term, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s “Health,” and it’s possible that this case and other abortion cases will be held in abeyance until the Supreme Court renders a decision in that case.
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