The Texas abortion ban has already begun saving lives.
According to a new study, the number of abortions in Texas was cut in half the month after the abortion ban went into effect.
The number of clinic-performed abortions in Texas decreased by about 50% in September — the month the state’s near total ban on the procedure went into effect — when compared with the same month last year, according to research from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project.
Driving the news: The Texas ban, which effectively bars the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy, is the most restrictive law allowed to be enforced since the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade case legalized abortion in the U.S.
By the numbers: In September, there were 2,164 clinic abortions performed in Texas, compared with 4,313 abortions performed in the same month last year, according to research released Friday. No other Texas law or order restricting abortion has seen such a large decrease, the researchers noted.
BREAKING: New figures show at least 2,149 babies have been saved from abortions thanks to the Texas abortion ban.
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) October 29, 2021
The Supreme Court is set to hear the case on Monday.
The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on Monday, November 1, regarding the constitutionality of the Texas Heartbeat Act, which effectively bans abortions in the state after six weeks gestation when a fetal heartbeat is detected.
In a surprising order last week, the Court granted review – called a writ of certiorari – sought by several abortion clinics, including Whole Women’s Health and various Planned Parenthoods. Although the Supreme Court granted certiorari before judgment several times during the Trump administration, typically multiple years pass without the justices short-circuiting the normal process of appellate review.
And even when the Court does “grant cert” before the relevant appeals court has rendered its judgment, it usually still goes through a normal process of filing briefs and preparing for oral argument, which typically takes more than three months. Here, by contrast, the justices had just granted cert on October 22, ordered all the briefs to be filed within days, and scheduled oral arguments scheduled for the following week – just ten days from granting review to hearing the case.
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