Pretty big news. This is short term until the Supreme Court decides on the issue next year. But really Roe V Wade has been eroding for decades and this signals another nail in the coffin. At this point it might be better to end it and allow the political ramifications to unfold.
“The Supreme Court early Wednesday let a Texas state law take effect that allows private citizens to sue to uphold a ban on the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy, potentially creating a new template for states to impose strict restrictions on the procedure.
The court’s decision to not act on an emergency petition from Texas abortion clinics comes as the justices prepare to more broadly reconsider the right to an abortion it established almost 50 years ago. In May, justices agreed to review Mississippi’s ban on the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy — a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade , the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Those arguments are expected later this year, with a ruling in 2022.“