SCOTUS Sends Texas Heartbeat Act to Fifth Circuit | Oral Arguments this Friday
The complex and historical 2021 legal proceedings surrounding the Texas Heartbeat Act (SB8), the nation's most restrictive abortion law, continue into the new year. The legal proceedings for SB8 moving forward are even more confusing and uncertain because both federal and state courts are concurrently hearing challenges to the law.
Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a long-standing restriction on access to chemical abortion pills representing a major victory for pro-abortion advocates. Women seeking abortion pills have long been required under federal law to pick up the pills in person from specially certified health providers. Now, a woman is allowed to have a telemedicine appointment and receive her abortion pills in the mail to terminate her pregnancy and end the life of her unborn baby in her home.
SCOTUS Leaves Texas Heartbeat Act in Effect But Allows Legal Challenge
Today the Supreme Court of the United States released its much anticipated ruling on the nation's most restrictive abortion law, the Texas Heartbeat Act (SB8). SB8 prohibits abortion when a baby's heartbeat is detected which is generally at six weeks.
Today is a monumental day in history! The Supreme Court of the United States is hearing oral arguments in the most important abortion case in decades: Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. This case could overturn the tragic landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that created a constitutional right to an abortion before an unborn baby is viable outside the womb, generally viewed as around 23 to 24 weeks.
SCOTUS Allows Heartbeat Act to Remain and Grants Fast Track Review
Yesterday brought an encouraging victory in the ongoing legal battle over the Texas Heartbeat Act (SB 8). The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to expeditiously consider two lawsuits challenging SB 8 brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Oral arguments are set for November 1. Importantly, a majority of the Justices rejected the DOJ's emergency request to block enforcement of the Heartbeat Act in the interim.
DOJ to ask SCOTUS to Block Texas Heartbeat Act after 5th Circuit Ruling
There have been dramatic developments over the past two days in the ongoing legal challenge of the Texas Heartbeat Act (SB 8) by the U.S. Department of Justice. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice vowed to seek intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court to block enforcement of SB 8. The DOJ's revelation yesterday was in immediate response to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals order this past Thursday evening. That Fifth Circuit order extended its previous order last week that swiftly halted Federal District Court Judge Robert Pitman's injunction blocking enforcement of SB 8 on constitutional grounds.
Fifth Circuit Lifts Federal Judge’s Block on Texas Heartbeat Act
Last evening, the Fifth Circuit stayed Pitman's ruling to block the Texas Heartbeat Act. A 3-judge panel consisting of Fifth Circuit Justices Catharina Haynes, James Ho and Carl Stewart ordered in their two-paragraph ruling that the injunction be halted. SB 8 is now again in effect and unborn babies with a detectable heartbeat, usually at six weeks of a pregnancy, are protected. The U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of Plaintiff the United States of America has until 5:00 PM this Tuesday, October 12, 2021, to respond.
Last evening, Federal District Court Judge Robert Pitman granted an injunction in response to the Biden administration's petition to block enforcement of the Texas Heartbeat Act, SB 8. This latest legal development comes as no surprise as the U.S. Department of Justice, Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocates relentlessly fight and apoplectically scramble to do everything in their power to bring down the Texas Heartbeat Act.
Friday the 24th of September: A Dark Day in the U.S. House and our Nation
Friday, September 24, was a dark day we never dreamed we would witness in the United States of America. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Women's Health Protection Act of 2021 (WHPA), arguably the most radically extreme abortion law ever passed by a legislative body anywhere in the world that goes well beyond the judicial abortion rights provided by the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade.
Governor Abbott Signs Bill Banning Mail-Order Abortion Pills
Texas Governor Greg Abbott just signed Chemical Abortion Restriction Senate Bill 4— yet another Texas law that will save babies from abortion and protect women! Governor Abbott prioritized SB4 for consideration and action during the Special Sessions this Summer to restrict and regulate chemical abortions in Texas.