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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Texas SB8 to Stand While Lower Courts Look at Law

Sep 2, 2021 | 2021 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, shortly before midnight, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Texas law, SB8, to go into effect. The Texas law is designed to protect unborn children whose hearts have begun to beat.

“Hopefully, this law will begin saving the lives of tens of thousands of Texas babies and we look forward to the day that babies’ lives will be spared across America,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life (NRLC).

The U.S. Supreme Court majority said that the case raised “complex and novel” questions about legal procedure and their decision not to block implementation of the law allows the lower courts to examine the unique legal questions presented by this case. The High Court’s decision is consistent with proper legal procedures involving issues presented to them.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.