December 13, 2021
D.C. News
  • A sharply divided Supreme Court gave abortion providers a narrow legal pathway Friday to challenge a Texas law that effectively bans the procedure after about six weeks. In a 5-4 decision, the majority upheld the current law but said that abortion providers could continue to pursue a lawsuit against a small group of Texas licensing officials who could have a role in enforcing the law. The legal challenge now presumably goes back to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, where it originated. (Articles here, here, here, here, here, and here)