The Biden administration is doing everything it can to interfere with Texas’ state sovereignty.
Democrats are fighting against the Heartbeat Act in Texas, which has banned most abortions after six weeks if the unborn child has a heartbeat.
A federal judge has ordered Texas to suspend its Heartbeat Act.
The ruling came down from U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman, who is an Obama appointee.
Pitman put a temporary halt on the law.
Pitman wrote, “A person’s right under the Constitution to choose to obtain an abortion prior to fetal viability is well established.”
“Fully aware that depriving its citizens of this right by direct state action would be flagrantly unconstitutional, the State contrived an unprecedented and transparent statutory scheme to do just that,” he added.
AP reports that “even with the law on hold, abortion services in Texas may not instantly resume because doctors still fear that they could be sued without a more permanent legal decision.”
“Texas officials are likely to seek a swift reversal from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which previously allowed the restrictions to take effect,” the report added.
Bloomberg reported, “The Justice Department argued the law should be put on hold while the case plays out due to the severe impact it is already having on women, forcing many to drive hundreds or thousands of miles to other states to seek reproductive care — if they have the time and money to do so.”
“The judge didn’t mince words in his ruling, saying Texas law was ‘contrived’ to get around a constitutional right,” Bloomberg reported. “He denied Texas’s request to throw out the U.S. Justice Department’s challenge to the law.”
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In mid-September, a federal judge handed the Biden administration refused to block Texas’ Heartbeat Law, which forbids providers from administering abortions outside of six weeks.
“United States District Judge Robert Pitman in a one page decision this afternoon denying Biden’s request to block the law while the lawsuit against it continues,” the website reported.
“[T]his case presents complex, important questions of law that merit a full opportunity for the parties to present their positions to the Court,” Judge Pitman, an Obama appointee, wrote. “Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the United States’ Opposed Motion for Expedited Briefing Schedule, (Dkt. 13), is DENIED.”
The Supreme Court in early September handed the organized left a defeat by essentially upholding Texas’ Heartbeat Law. A number of the state’s abortion providers had brought lawsuits over the legislation, which gives expectant mothers six weeks to decide whether or not to terminate the life of a developing child.