NewsNational News


US appeals court lets Texas resume ban on most abortions

abortion case ap.jpeg
Posted at 10:32 PM, Oct 08, 2021

A federal appeals court is temporarily allowing the nation’s toughest abortion law to resume in Texas.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down the order Friday night.

It comes just one day after a lower court in Austin sided with the Biden administration and suspended the Texas law known as Senate Bill 8.

The law prohibits abortions in Texas once cardiac activity is detected, which is usually around six weeks.

That is before some women even know they’re pregnant. The New Orleans-based appeals court granted an emergency order that puts the law back in place for now, pending a review of the state's appeal.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel