Liberty Journal

Supreme Court votes 5-4 to leave Texas abortion law in place, Roberts Dissents

Chief Justice John Roberts dissented along with the court’s three liberal justices.

WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Supreme Court is allowing a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in force, for now stripping most women of the right to an abortion in the nation’s second-largest state.

The court voted 5-4 to deny an emergency appeal from abortion providers and others that sought to block enforcement of the law that went into effect Wednesday. But the justices also suggested that their order likely isn’t the last word on whether the law can stand because other challenges to it can still be brought.

The Texas law, signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in May, prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around six weeks and before many women know they’re pregnant.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/supreme-court-votes-5-4-to-leave-texas-abortion-law-in-place

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