Texas Judge Overrules Supremes
U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman, a liberal Obama appointee, overruled the Supreme Court regarding the Texas Heartbeat Act. Pitman’s ruling effectively struck down the “heartbeat bill,” passed by the Texas Legislature, which bans abortions once a heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks.
The Supreme Court earlier refused to block the ban, sending Planned Parenthood to Pitman’s court. Says American Center for Law and Justice senior counsel CeCe Heil, “In this law, basically Texas stated that once a heartbeat is detected, it is unlawful for a doctor to perform an abortion. So, the catch is, it is not the state that is going to enforce it. It is going to be an individual that enforces it. That is what has caused the problem. There is really no one to enjoin.” Here’s more analysis on the decision from host Jay Sekulow and the ACLJ crew.