Supreme Court Tells Appeals Courts to Uphold Pro-Life Laws Now That Roe is Overturned

The Supreme Court today told two different federal appeals courts to uphold state pro-life laws following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

With the Dobbs decision to overturn Roe, the nation’s highest court gave states the latitude to pass their own laws on abortion. And with that, the Supreme Court instructed two appeals courts to re-evaluate their decisions on state pro-life laws since their decisions are no longer proper under the Dobbs decision.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to vacate a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit’s in Rutledge v. Little Rock Family Planning Services and remand it back to that court to re-evaluate its ruling in light of the Supreme Court’s decision. The 8th Circuit had suspended enforcement of Arkansas laws protecting unborn life after 18 weeks in gestational age, prohibiting abortions simply because the baby may have Down syndrome, and requiring abortionists to be board-certified or board-eligible in obstetrics and gynecology

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