Court allows Texas to reinstate abortion ban during COVID-19 pandemic

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit effectively reinstated Texas’s executive order banning abortions during the COVID-19 outbreak.  This comes after a lower court granted the abortion industry a temporary restraining order yesterday against the state’s measure to conserve personal protective equipment.

In the three-judge panel, Judges Jennifer Walker Elrod and Stuart Kyle Duncan ruled to block the temporary restraining order, and Judge James Dennis dissented. 

Texas Right to Life is grateful that once again preborn children will be protected and that there will be a silver lining in light of the tragic loss of life during the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Fifth Circuit’s decision will allow Texas to direct much-needed gloves, masks, and gowns to hospitals saving lives from the coronavirus on the front-lines. 

Abortions are once again banned to conserve medical supplies until the April 13 trial in federal district court.  Abortionists may seek to block the executive order again by appealing to the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Text PROLIFE to 313131 for updates in this developing story.

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