Judge temporarily bans Texas abortion restriction law

A federal judge ruled in favor of a temporary hold to a newly enacted law in Texas that outlaws abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat,

The new ruling in the battle over the nation’s most restrictive abortion law continues to draw heated debates from both sides of the issue nationwide.

“From the moment S.B. 8 went into effect, women have been unlawfully prevented from exercising control over their lives in ways that are protected by the Constitution,” U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman wrote in the ruling, according to The Associated Press.

“That other courts may find a way to avoid this conclusion is theirs to decide; this Court will not sanction one more day of this offensive deprivation of such an important right,” he added.

Appeal in the Works

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton quickly announced the state will appeal the ruling.

“We disagree with the Court’s decision and have already taken steps to immediately appeal it to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals,” Paxton tweeted Thursday.

“The sanctity of human life is, and will always be, a top priority for me,” he added.

Celebration from the Left

“Yesterday, a temporary preliminary injunction was granted to block enforcement of #SB8,” Planned Parenthood Texas Votes tweeted.

“No lawsuits under #SB8 can be filed, accepted, or ruled on by state court clerks or judges while litigation in the case continue,” it added.

““For more than a month now, Texans have been deprived of abortion access because of an unconstitutional law that never should have gone into effect. The relief granted by the court today is overdue, and we are grateful that the DOJ moved quickly to seek it,” the abortion provider said in another post.

“Last night’s court ruling blocking Texas’ abortion ban (SB 8) is an important win for abortion rights. A long road ahead is still ahead to restoring abortion access in Texas,” Planned Parenthood of Texas tweeted.

The legal battle may also take a new turn in December. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a Mississippi pro-life case that has the potential to overturn Roe v. Wade and return laws regarding abortion back to the states.

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