US Supreme Court Keeps Texas Abortion Law But Clinics Can Sue
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
(Worthy News) – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Texas’s ban on most abortions after six weeks can stay in place, but abortion providers may sue to stop the state’s law.
Friday’s decision allows providers to return to a district judge who once blocked the law, saying it “violated the constitutional right” to abortion.
However, it comes amid a broad debate about abortion and the impact it has on young women and the rights of the unborn.
And the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was expected to lead to more legal wrangling and street protests by both opponents and supporters of abortion.
On Friday, right justices said the abortion providers might bring the challenge. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. declared on behalf of himself and the court’s three liberals, that the abortion-leaning district judge should rule fast. “Given the ongoing chilling effect of the state law, the District Court should resolve this litigation and enter appropriate relief without delay,” Roberts added.
The decision restarts the legal process that has seen the Texas law remain in effect since September 1, when the Supreme Court refused to step in to block it.
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