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US Supreme Court Voids Texas Pandemic Abortion Ban

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The United States Supreme Court has voided lower court rulings upholding a ban on abortions in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit with instructions to dismiss the case as moot,” the court announced in list of orders Monday.

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had ordered almost all abortion services cease in the state of Texas in order to preserve personal protective equipment (PPE) to fight the coronavirus.

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals previously affirmed the state’s right to temporarily prohibit abortions until April 21 during the pandemic after a federal district court put a temporary restraining order on the ban.

The order ended over the summer and abortions have resumed within the state, the Texas Tribune reported, but abortion providers who took the ban to the Supreme Court said it sets a harmful legal precedent if left on the books.

Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Lawyering Project called the Texas governor’s order “a transparent attempt to chip away at access to reproductive health care by exploiting a public health crisis,” NBC News reported, and said it was “important we took this procedural step to make sure bad case law was wiped from the books.”

Abbott’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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2 Comments

  1. I see 2 issues. FIRST, I agree with Mary Geiger.
    SECOND, Hospitals have lost $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ due to the FALSE pandemic preventing thousands of ELECTIVE Surgeries!!! In view of that RESTRICTION neither should ABORTIONS be ALLOWED since ABORTIONS are an ELECTIVE PROCEDURE!!!!!

  2. Abortion is NOT health care, it’s murder. How stupid these people are who keep saying that and the SCOTUS, like good little children, believe it. Murdering unborn babies is NOT a right, it is an abomination. It has lowered the human being into a thing that has no respect for any kind of life at all. They are the cold blooded animals, no feelings, no emotions, no anything other than sex. I’d say educate these people but they don’t want to know about life. They are taught it isn’t worth the time to protect life. That idea is oozing into other facets of our everyday lives and no one notices it until a black person is shot by a cop. For shame.

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