The Texas Supreme Court on Friday blocked a lower court order that permitted some abortions.
The decision is the latest development in a wild couple of weeks for the state of Texas.
On Friday, June 24, a majority of the U. S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending constitutionally-protected abortion rights across the country.
The decision resulted in so-called “trigger laws” in nearly two dozen states going into effect.
One of these laws, signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, prevented abortions past the sixth week of pregnancy. The law is commonly referred to as a “heartbeat law” as it outlaws abortions once a heartbeat is detected in a fetus.
Abortion service providers throughout Texas were then forced to cancel abortion operations and alert those who had appointments for an abort… (Read more)