- April 26, 2022
5th Circuit Orders Lower Court to Dismiss Challenge to the Texas Heartbeat Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 26, 2022
Amy O’Donnell, Director of Communications
New Orleans, LA — Today, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a lower court to “dismiss all challenges to the private endorsement provision of the Texas Heartbeat Act.”
The following statement can be attributed to Texas Alliance for Life’s executive director Dr. Joe Pojman:
The Texas Heartbeat Act remains in effect after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals sent the Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson lawsuit back to the district court with instructions to dismiss all challenges to the private enforcement provisions of the law.
This represents a substantial pro-life victory for Texas in federal courts led by Attorney General Ken Paxton.
The Heartbeat Act has resulted in a 50% drop in reported abortions. Nevertheless, the abortion industry still thrives in Texas, with all 23 abortion facilities remaining in operation and abortions performed at the rate of 27,000 per year.
We look forward to a ruling by the Supreme Court in June that could potentially overturn Roe v. Wade. If that happens, another law, the Human Life Protection Act, will go into effect, completely protecting unborn babies from abortion beginning at conception.