(ConservativeInsider.org) – Since a Texas law banning abortions after around six weeks went into effect earlier this year, pro-choice advocates have been rallying against the Supreme Court and the president to intervene and overturn the law in any way they can. All this pressure has been mounting in recent days, and the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) just agreed to hear arguments about the Texas law on Monday, November 1.
The November 1 oral arguments will discuss whether or not the Texas law can delegate the enforcement of the new abortion law to private parties. If the SCOTUS rules in favor of abortion providers and the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the law would still not be overturned. Instead, it would simply allow the DOJ and groups like Planned Parenthood to sue the state over the issue.
The SCOTUS’ decision on whether or not abortion rights are still considered constitutional will take place on December 1, when they hear a case over a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks.
Bloomberg’s Equality division highlighted abortion’s rise to the top of the SCOTUS docket this fall:
Why abortion soared to the top of the U.S. Supreme Court docket https://t.co/MjeNiy5cE4
— Bloomberg Equality (@bbgEquality) October 26, 2021
Agreeing to hear this case on November 1 is one of the quickest timelines ever for SCOTUS to hear a case, and it sets the stage for the high court to truly address the constitutional validity of abortion the following month. With a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court, this could change to rules surrounding abortion as Americans know it.
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