Pure, unadulterated evil has usurped the Democrat Party and liberalism at large.
In an effort to overturn a Texas Heartbeat Bill, which outlaws abortion after the six-week mark, radical baby killing liberals begged the Supreme Court to to send the bill back to a more sympathetic lower court.
But that’s not really how the law works, does it?
On Thursday, SCOTUS denied their attempt and the law is allowed to remain.
BREAKING: Supreme Court DENIES abortion providers' petition to reignite litigation against Texas abortion ban by ordering 5th circuit to return it to the district court. Apparent vote is 6-3. pic.twitter.com/AC0Gr3syhV
— Steven Mazie (@stevenmazie) January 20, 2022
The highest court’s three Democratic-appointed justices, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, dissented from the six Republican-appointed justices who denied allowing the case to be sent back to the District Court of Travis County, Texas, where Judge Robert Pitman ruled in early October against the state law.
On Monday, a three-judge panel on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the legal fight over the Texas law to the state Supreme Court, marking another steep setback for abortion providers who sued in federal court to stop the law that took effect Sept. 1.
The Court’s leading progressive, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, slammed the decision in her dissenting remarks:
“This case is a disaster for the rule of law and a grave disservice to women in Texas, who have a right to control their own bodies,” Sotomayor wrote in a scathing dissent against the majority’s decision. “I will not stand by silently as a State continues to nullify this constitutional guarantee.”
The Supreme Court’s Dec. 10 ruling allowed the law to remain in place but offered a limited window for abortion providers to continue litigation in lower courts against the measure. Four justices at the time said they hoped Pitman would move quickly, though the 5th Circuit moved Monday to send the case to the state Supreme Court to interpret a key provision of the law.
Under S.B. 8, abortions in Texas are prohibited after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks, and there are no exceptions for rape or incest. The Texas law allows individuals to bring a civil action against anyone who performs an abortion.
The Texas law, along with a challenge to Mississippi’s abortion law, are considered direct challenges to the Supreme Court’s nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade precedent. A ruling in the Mississippi case is expected by June.
Author: Nolan Sheridan