Abortionists appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, attempting to stop the Texas Heartbeat Act from taking effect Wednesday.
Justice Samuel Alito will consider their motion.
Texas Right to Life Legislative Director John Seago responded:
“The abortion industry is using their last, desperate option in an attempt to block the life-saving Texas Heartbeat Act from taking effect Wednesday. This anti-Life lawsuit is invalid. We are hopeful that Justice Alito will examine the compelling arguments raised explaining why the case should be ultimately dismissed.”
Abortionists’ appeal to the high court comes after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the district judge to pause all proceedings on the lawsuit in order to consider major jurisdictional questions raised by the Pro-Life defendant. This blocked the district judge from granting a preliminary injunction before September 1.
Texas Right to Life is optimistic the Texas Heartbeat Act will take effect Wednesday. Texas would be the first state in the nation to successfully enforce a ban on abortions when the preborn child’s heartbeat is detectable.