Supreme Court Did Not Block Texas Abortion Law But Announces Revision

Protests against the Texas anti-abortion law, in Austin, on May 29, 2021.

Protests against the Texas anti-abortion law, in Austin, on May 29, 2021.

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The Supreme court avoided blocking the abortion law restrictive country, which practically prohibits it in TexasHowever, it informed that it will be examined as of November 1.

The court detailed that it will focus primarily on examining the unusual way in which the government of Texas issued this law, because it is the citizens who are in charge of applying it and not the administrative officials.

The norm of Texas it vetoes abortion at six weeks’ gestation, when many women do not even know they are in that state, and it does not provide exceptions in cases of incest or rape.

The Supreme Court stated that it will examine whether a law can be drafted that exempts state authorities from the responsibility of applying it.

And will also verify whether the Department of Justice can go against the Texas abortion law in court.

The Supreme Court magistrate Sonia Sotomayor has been criticizing certain judges for allow the law to remain in force, despite the date of presentation of arguments being rushed, a “cold consolation”, he said, according to Europa Press.

“For the second time the court declines to act immediately to protect these women from serious and irreparable harm,” lamented Sotomayor.

State law vs. federal precedent

The Justice Department asked the Supreme Court four days ago to stop enforcement of the Texas abortion law.. Because it considers that the norm goes against the legal precedent established in 1973 by the same Supreme Court in the case “Roe vs. Wade, ”which legalized abortion across the country.

The Supreme Court is made up of nine judges, three progressive and six conservative, so President Biden faces a tough situation in this area.

With information from EFE and Europa Press

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