Federal court dismisses all challenges to Texas abortion law's citizen enforcement provision
The court ruled that the law's private enforcement provision cannot be challenged.
The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed all challenges to the Texas Heartbeat Act's private enforcement provision.
Texas's law bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is usually around six weeks of gestation. The law drew legal scrutiny in part due to a novel enforcement mechanism by which private citizens may sue anyone for assisting a woman in getting an abortion, including medical professionals.
The court ruling struck down "all challenges to the private enforcement provisions," according to the ruling, obtained by Fox News.
The bill was signed into law in May.
News, not Noise
- Trump most popular US politician: poll
- California bans state-funded travel to Arizona, Utah and other states over policy differences
- Twitter dismisses Clarence Thomas threat but censors peer-reviewed study on COVID vax and fertility
- Trump's July Fourth message: 'I know it’s not looking good' but 'best is yet to come'
- Two officers shot during Philadelphia fireworks display: report