Federal Judge Orders Pause on Texas Abortion Ban

Texas attorney general will appeal.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman issued an order temporarily barring Texas from enforcing its recently enacted abortion ban after six weeks of gestation. The case was quickly assigned to a federal appeals court and will be reassessed in the next few weeks.

In the 113-page opinion, Judge Pitman wrote, “From the moment S.B. 8 went into effect, women have been unlawfully prevented from exercising control over their lives in ways that are protected by the Constitution.”

However, Governor Abbott’s spokesperson, Rene Eze stated, “We are confident that the appellate courts will agree that every child with a heartbeat should have a chance at life.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That federal judges who hear cases regarding abortion would seek God’s direction on the protection of life. 
  • For Judge Pitman to have his heart drawn to the Lord.
  • For the justices of the Supreme Court as they hear arguments in the abortion case on their docket. 

Sources: AP, NPR, FOX


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