The Supreme Court voted to uphold Texas’ groundbreaking Heartbeat Act late on Wednesday night, upholding new restrictions on abortion in the second-largest state in the country.
The Texas Heartbeat Act bans abortions of babies who have been developing for six weeks or more, usually when human fetuses develop a heartbeat.
The ruling isn’t the final legal challenge to the pro-life law. SCOTUS declined to halt the law’s enforcement while pro-abortion groups challenge the Heartbeat Act’s constitutionality in the court system. The attempted stay to the law was blocked in a 5-4 ruling, with Bush appointee John Roberts joining Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, and Elena Kagan in a dissent. In the dissent, Kagan opened fire at the