Texas Abortion Law Stands for Now

Fifth Circuit sends case to state Supreme Court. 

The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the limited challenge to Texas Senate Bill 8, the most restrictive abortion law in the nation, be sent back to the Texas Supreme Court, a move that will likely include a number of delays. 

The Fifth Circuit had received the case back from the U.S. Supreme Court for a determination on whether abortion clinics can sue to stop enforcement of the legislation. The Fifth Circuit in turn said the matter must be decided by the state’s highest court because it is a question of state law, not federal law. The State Supreme Court can refuse the case. 

If the case continues to move forward, experts feel the process will not be speedy and could be costly. The court could announce its decision to accept or deny the case as soon as Friday. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the members of the Texas Supreme Court as they decide whether to accept the case. 
  • For the justices of the Supreme Court as they consider and decide other cases regarding federal law and the Constitution.
  • For the federal judges of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to seek God’s wisdom as they issue rulings. 

Sources: The Dallas Morning News, Wall Street Journal 


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