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Abortion stops a beating heart - metaphor for the Texas Heartbeat Act Abortion stops a beating heart - metaphor for the Texas Heartbeat Act

Texas Heartbeat Act and Texas abortion theater

The Supreme Court of the United States made a significant ruling regarding the Texas Heartbeat Act. Briefly, the Court held that only abortion providers have any standing. Furthermore, they may not sue court clerks or any official except a State licensing official. The only reason they could sue licensing officials is that the law lets them revoke professional licenses from abortion providers. The Texas Legislature could decide to put that out-of-bounds. And—the key—the Court held that the law may continue in force and effect during the trial of the Jackson case. Which means individual citizens can still sue abortion providers for performing abortions that this law forbids.

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