Justice Department Seeks Help Of Federal Court To Block ‘Unprecedented’ Abortion Law In Lone Star StateMichael Cantrell
The Biden administration is now seeking the help of a federal court to take action to block the enforcement of what they are referring to as an “unprecedented” abortion law in the state of Texas.
It’s incredibly sickening how hard the radical left fights for the ability to legally murder our most vulnerable children before they ever have a voice of their own.
The Justice Department has filed an emergency motion in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, making a request for a temporary restraining order for the law, or a preliminary injunction to block it.
The law itself allows folks to bring civil action against anyone who performs or “aids and abets” an abortion after six weeks.
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“When other States have enacted laws abridging reproductive rights to the extent that S.B. 8 does, courts have enjoined enforcement of the laws before they could take effect,” the department went on to state in its filing. “In an effort to avoid that result, Texas devised an unprecedented scheme that seeks to deny women and providers the ability to challenge S.B. 8 in federal court.”
“This relief is necessary to protect the constitutional rights of women in Texas and the sovereign interest of the United States,” the filing continued.
The Supreme Court voted 5-4 on Sept. 2 to allow Texas’s law to stay in place on procedural grounds, not on the basis of the law’s legal merits, denying an emergency appeal from abortion providers to block it based on Roe v. Wade and other abortion rights precedents.
The court’s three liberal justices balked at the court’s decision. Justice Sonia Sotomayor called it “stunning.” Chief Justice John Roberts joined their dissent.
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a lawsuit against Texas on Thursday on the heels of outrage by many prominent Democrats, including President Joe Biden. Garland said the intention of the law “is to prevent women from exercising their constitutional rights by thwarting judicial review for as long as possible.”
Democrats in Congress are responding to all of this by urging a codification of the abortion protections present in the Roe v. Wade case into law. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has promised to bring this measure up for a vote in light of the ruling from SCOTUS.