Texas Supreme Court Shoots Down Pro-Abortion Challenge to State’s Laws

The abortion issue will undoubtedly remain at the top of many American voters’ minds as the 2024 election nears.

However, while pro-abortion activists and lawyers have had successes in some states, Texas is not one of them.

According to the Associated Press, the Texas Supreme Court on Friday rejected a challenge to the state’s restrictive abortion laws.

The decision has generated a firestorm of controversy, provoking outrage from the Left.

The challenge was brought by a group of women who had pregnancy complications.

They were reportedly the first group of women in such a position to testify in court against the abortion laws in the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

At issue, according to the plaintiffs, is that they believe Texas’ abortion laws, which are among the strictest in the nation, are too “vague.”

Specifically, they argue that the law is unclear regarding situations where pregnant women are facing possible serious complications.

The Republican-dominant state high court wasn’t convinced and upheld the law, shooting down their challenge.

The AP noted:

The same issue was at the center of a separate lawsuit brought last year by Kate Cox, a mother of two from Dallas, who sought court permission to obtain an abortion after her fetus developed a fatal condition during a pregnancy that resulted in multiple trips to an emergency room.

The Texas high court countered, saying that it believes the laws are broad enough.

“Doctors would be misinterpreting the law if they declined to perform an abortion when the mother’s life is in danger,” the state Supreme Court noted.

Conservative Justice Jane Bland wrote in the order:

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“Texas law permits a life-saving abortion.”

Not surprisingly, the ruling generated a mountain of mixed responses.

Pro-life advocates cheered the decision.

Pro-abortion activists, meanwhile, are enraged by the ruling.

“This ruling by the Texas Supreme Court allows Texas’ extreme abortion ban to continue to endanger women and deny them the health care they need,” Colin Allred wrote on X.

“Medical decisions should always be between women and their doctors – not judges or politicians like Ted Cruz.”

Others argued that if women don’t like the abortion laws in Texas, they can move elsewhere.

“The women can go get their abortion in another state, State’s rights, deal with it,” another X user wrote.

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