SCOTUS Rejects Request to Send Texas 'Heartbeat Act' Back to District Court

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The Facts

  • Last Thursday, the Supreme Court refused a request to return the Texas abortion law case to a lower court.

  • The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has instead sent it to the State Supreme Court.

The Spin

Left narrative

This is a disaster for women's rights. SCOTUS has created a 'legal detour' that will keep the law in place indefinitely.

Right narrative

This is an important step in giving unborn children the rights they deserve. But more must be done to protect babies at a federal, not only state, level.

Nerd narrative

There's a 56% chance that Roe v. Wade will be overturned before 2023, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

Political split



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