Texas Abortion Law Temporarily Reinstated By Federal Appeals Court

Texas Abortion Law Temporarily Reinstated By Federal Appeals Court
Update, 8:33 Pm Pt Friday: The Texas abortion law was at least temporarily reinstated as a federal appeals court considers a lower court judge’s ruling.

The law bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, generally after about six weeks of pregnancy. That essentially restricts abortions in the state.

Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman granted a temporary restraining order that put a hold on enforcement until a challenge to the law could make its way through the courts. Pitman said that the law was a “scheme” to try to get around court precedent. Instead of tasking enforcement to state officials, the law created a “private right of action,” in which citizens could file lawsuit against those to violated it.

The state of Texas appealed the ruling.

But a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal reinstated the law pending the court’s consideration of the appeal.
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