This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments about two pro-abortion attacks on the life-saving Texas Heartbeat Act.
Just 10 days ago, the court denied the abortion industry and Biden administration’s effort to immediately block the Texas Heartbeat Act and instead scheduled a hearing to further analyze the arguments.
The court will not consider the constitutionality of the Pro-Life law directly, but will examine whether these pro-abortion attacks on the Pro-Life policy are actually valid. Earlier this year, the abortion industry brought their legal challenge in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson. Once this effort proved unsuccessful in blocking the law, the Biden administration took the unprecedented step of challenging the state law themselves in United States v. Texas.
Texas Right to Life Legislative Director John Seago responded:
“We are optimistic as the Supreme Court examines these legal challenges to the Texas Heartbeat Act. Not only have the justices continued to show judicial restraint by allowing the law to continue to save lives, but they are committed to taking these procedural and standing questions seriously, unlike the federal district court. We are hopeful the justices will clarify that these current legal attacks on this life-saving law are invalid.”
Texas Right to Life continues to support the Texas attorney general’s team, which has proven time and time again that the federal government does not have the authority to ask a court to block a state law simply because the policy differs from their own ideological commitments. The Department of Justice has failed to show that they have legal standing to bring this case since the Texas Heartbeat Act does not threaten the federal government with irreparable harm.