Court Of Appeals Reinstates Texas’ Restrictive Abortion Law
On Friday, the federal court of appeals temporarily reinstated Texas’ restrictive abortion law, which a federal court had blocked two days earlier in a lawsuit brought by the Biden administration.
“It is ordered that Appellant’s emergency motion to stay the preliminary injunction pending appeal is temporarily held in abeyance pending further order by this motions panel,” the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling reads.
The court’s decision comes as the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) successfully filed a motion to block the Justice Department’s effort to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the law to take effect.
“Today I have filed a motion to stay the District Court’s lawless order in the 5th Circuit. I’ll continue to fight against the Biden Administration’s overreach,” Paxton tweeted.
Today I have filed a motion to stay the District Court’s lawless order in the 5th Circuit.
I’ll continue to fight against the Biden Administration’s overreach. #SB8
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) October 8, 2021
The new restrictive abortion law bans most abortions in the state, causing a flood of women seeking abortion in nearby states.
The restrictive law, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in May, awards $10,000 to citizens who successfully bring lawsuits against anyone who helped aid an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, which is too early for most women to even realize that they’re pregnant.