A Texas law prohibits abortions from September onwards as soon as an embryo’s heartbeat can be detected. The law applies to all women who are pregnant for at least six weeks. Incest and rape are prohibited.
This Friday, Joe Biden’s government announced that it would request the United States Supreme Court to stop a Texas law prohibiting abortion. The high court had previously refused to suspend the Texas law.
At the core of a fierce legal battle is the law. It prohibits abortion from the moment the embryo’s pulse is detected. This is around six weeks after most women are unaware they are pregnant.
Courts have ruled against similar laws because they are contrary to the Supreme Court’s caselaw, which gives women the right to an abortion so long as the fetus remains viable. Around 22 weeks into a pregnancy.
However, the Texas text has a singular device: it confides “Exclusively.”It is up to citizens that this measure is observed by encouraging them and others to file a complaint against those who aid women in illegal abortions.
These were invoked by the Supreme Court, where Conservative justices hold a clear majority. “New questions in procedure”To refuse, on September 1, to stop the entry into force.
The federal government filed a lawsuit against Texas in its place. A trial judge ruled in his favour and suspended the law pending further review. “This court won’t allow this shocking deprivation so important to continue one more time”Robert Pitman, a federal judge, wrote:
Some clinics resumed abortions after six weeks. However, Judge Pitman was overturned by a Louisiana-based appeals Court known for its conservatism. She confirmed Thursday that the law could remain in effect as long as the proceeding continues.
Now, the Department of Justice will ask the Supreme Court for Judge Pitman’s reinstatement. He should now address his appeal to the Supreme Court in the coming days.
The high court’s decision will be closely monitored. His refusal to interfere was seen as evidence of a “Right turn”Under the auspices former President Donald Trump’s judges, thousands of pro-abortion rights activists protested at his headquarters in October asking him to change his ways.