Posts Tagged:heartbeat

Supreme Court deals another setback to abortion providers in latest decision on Texas heartbeat law

The Supreme Court rejected a request to remand Texas’ six-week abortion law back a federal district court Thursday, marking another setback for advocates who have been fighting to strike down the controversial measure. Justices Sotomayor, Kagan and Breyer dissented from the decision, which returns the issue to a state court for additional procedural determinations. The bill,…Read More

Supreme Court lets challenge to Texas abortion law proceed, allows law to remain in effect

The Supreme Court last Friday morning ruled that a lawsuit by abortion providers against Texas over its abortion law may proceed, despite arguments by Texas that the way the law was written made it so that parties could not sue against the law until it was enforced. “The Court concludes that the petitioners may pursue a…Read More

Dobbs v. Jackson: What did Roberts, Kavanaugh, and Barrett say?

As the wait begins for a decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization abortion case, close attention will be paid to the comments and questions of three conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court that some observers view as possible swing votes: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., and Associate Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy…Read More

Justices Debate Dobbs v Jackson Case with Questions from Conception to Viability

The oral arguments in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization presented a variety of issues for the justices to debate. The justices’ questions ranged from asking when life begins to why viability would be the most appropriate legal standard. President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Ryan Anderson, joins to share his reaction to…Read More

New York Times: Abortions Dropped by Half After Texas Heartbeat Law

The New York Times published a report that Texas has reduced abortions by half since the passage of the state’s Heartbeat Law, which bans abortions after a heartbeat can be detected. “In September, after Texas enacted the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation, the number of legal abortions performed there dropped 50 percent from…Read More

Supreme Court to Hear Two Cases Against Texas Heartbeat Law

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it would hear two challenges against Texas’ heartbeat law, which prohibits most abortions after about six weeks of gestation. The two challenges come from the Biden administration and from private abortion groups respectively. In hearing the challenges, the high court will consider whether the United States Government would be…Read More

Justice Department sues Texas over ‘unconstitutional’ abortion law

The Justice Department is suing Texas over the state’s new controversial restrictions on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced  Thursday. Garland said the law is plainly improper both for its onerous restrictions on abortion access and for the provisions allowing state residents to sue anyone who aids or carries out restricted…Read More