Texas Supreme Court blocks ruling that would have restarted abortions

The Texas Supreme Court blocked a lower court ruling on Friday that would have expanded abortions in the state.

The decision overruled a Houston court that sought to reassure abortion service providers that abortions could restart beyond six weeks.

Temporarily blocked

“And their efforts were initially successful when a Houston judge issued an order earlier this week reassuring doctors and abortion service providers they would still be allowed to resume abortions,” Fox News reported.

But, on Friday, abortions were outlawed again — for the second time in a week when the Texas Supreme Court temporarily blocked the lower court’s decision,” it added.

A pro-life victory

“Clinics in Texas had stopped performing abortions in the state of nearly 30 million people after the U.S. Supreme Court last week overturned Roe v. Wade, which purported to find a constitutional right to abortion,” The Western Journal reported.

“Texas had technically left an abortion ban on the books for the past 50 years while Roe was in place,” it added.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton referred to the ruling as a pro-life victory.

“Thanks to my appeal, SCOTX has slapped down the abortion providers and the district court carrying their water. Our state’s pre-Roe statutes banning abortion in Texas are 100% good law,” he tweeted.

The news is big for the Lone Star State as it seeks to stand among the largest states supporting strict abortion measures in order to protect the lives of the unborn.

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