SCOTUS denies request to stop Texas abortion ban

Source: CNN

“The Supreme Court formally denied a request from Texas abortion providers to freeze a state law that bars abortions after six weeks. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the three liberal [sic] justices in dissent. The court’s move means that the law — which is one of the strictest in the nation and bans abortion before many people know they are pregnant — will remain on the books. The law allows private citizens to bring civil suits against anyone who assists a pregnant person seeking an abortion in violation of the ban. In an unsigned opinion, the majority wrote that while the clinics had raised ‘serious questions regarding the constitutionality of the Texas law,’ they had not met a burden that would allow the court to block it at this time due to ‘complex’ and ‘novel’ procedural questions.” (09/02/21)