FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-672-2828
Washington, D.C. – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated Texas’ Heartbeat Act pending further litigation, after a federal judge blocked it Wednesday. The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) celebrated the news in a statement:
“We are pleased the 5th Circuit has reinstated the Heartbeat Act while litigation continues. Every day this law is in effect, unborn children with beating hearts are saved and mothers are protected,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Together with the state’s $100 million per year Alternatives to Abortion program, the Heartbeat Act reflects the clear will of Texans to both protect unborn babies in the law and provide compassionate support for women and families. That it was even temporarily blocked shows the chilling effect of the Supreme Court’s unworkable precedents on the will of the people. The Dobbs late abortion case presents a critical opportunity to update our laws and let this debate move forward democratically after being stifled for two generations.”
This session the U.S. Supreme Court will consider Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case involving Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act which would stop abortion beyond 15 weeks. The Court will hear oral arguments on December 1, and will address whether all pre-viability abortion limits are unconstitutional.
Earlier this year, SBA List launched a nationwide campaign asserting the humanity of unborn children. Public opinion polls consistently show a strong majority of Americans reject pro-abortion extremism.
SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.