Texas abortion law upheld, likely SCOTUS bound

In a case likely headed to the Supreme Court, the embattled Texas abortion law passed last summer in special session cleared another hurdle on Thursday (March 27) as the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld it. 

The much-anticipated ruling from the three-judge panel in New Orleans was unanimous but not surprising to those watching the case. In a Jan. 6 hearing, the tone of questions from the court hinted they were skeptical of arguments the law placed an unconstitutional “substantial burden” on women seeking abortions when weighed against state interest in protecting the health and safety of women.

The Dallas Morning News has one of the better definitive stories on the case. We will post a story later at texanonline.net.

Of course, Abortion activists decried the ruling, but Texans for Life’s Kyleen Wright had a different take via Twitter: “Happiness is 3 brilliant women on the 5th Circ! Justices Jones, Elrod & Haynes rock. #WomenRule #HB2 #Stand4Life.”

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