(Washington, DC) — The Supreme Court will take up the new abortion law in Texas on Monday which prohibits terminating a pregnancy if the fetus has a heartbeat after six weeks.
There are no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.
Justices fast-tracked oral arguments in the case but a ruling may not come for months.
Texas abortion providers and the Justice Department have challenged the new law in two separate cases.
Challengers argue the new law violates longstanding protections for abortion via Row v. Wade.
Texas officials claim the plaintiffs are not entitled to sue the state.
The American Bar Association is urging the Supreme Court to rule the U.S. can sue to block “unconstitutional” Texas abortion law.
The ABA has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the United States can sue to block an unconstitutional Texas abortion law. https://t.co/eEXCDrsal7 #constitutionallaw #SCOTUS
— ABA Journal (@ABAJournal) October 27, 2021
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will consider another abortion law in Mississippi in December.
As a side bar, the Supreme Court is also set to take up a major case involving gun rights in the coming days.
On Wednesday, the court will hear arguments in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Vs Bruen.
It stems from a century-old New York law that requires some applicants prove “proper cause” in order to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.