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.
State Supreme Court blocks ruling that said abortions could resume https://t.co/CBVzM9QDwb
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 3, 2022
“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.
“Texas Supreme Court
Abortion providers are scrambling. https://t.co/fSjsysQiYd
— The Western Journal (@WestJournalism) July 2, 2022
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.
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. Litigation continues, but I’ll keep winning for Texas’s unborn babies. pic.twitter.com/xgQuDtEXQu
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) July 2, 2022
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.