Supreme Court To Hear Arguments Against Texas Abortion Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to block the controversial and severely strict Texas abortion law, but it has agreed to hear arguments in the case. 

The Texas Heartbeat law, which makes it illegal for a woman to choose to get an abortion after six weeks– a period in which women typically aren’t aware that they are pregnant. In the midst of it being signed into law in May and put into effect in September, several groups have spoken out against the law. Now, the Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments in the case on Nov. 1. 

On Friday, justices said they will decide whether the federal government has the right to file a lawsuit against clinics or people over the law, KTLA reports. The state has seen a drop in abortions by 80 percent.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote that she would have already decided to block the law. “The promise of future adjudication offers cold comfort, however, for Texas women seeking abortion care, who are entitled to relief now,” said Sotomayor in writing. 

On Dec. 1, Mississippi will also share its arguments regarding a case in which the state would like the court to overrule Roe and Casey decisions. 

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