Alka Verma-

Published On: October 15, 2021 at 15:33 IST

On Thursday, a United States Appeals Court ruled that the Texas Abortion Ban Law will be in effect.

The Court made this remark while quashing a Petition filed by US Department of Justice to put a stay on Texas’s restrictive Abortion Law.

Having a vote panel of 2-1, the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals stated that, “It will allow Texas’ controversial new law that bars abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy to stay in force.”

The Texas Abortion Law, which came in effect on September 1, had no provisions for pregnancies caused due to rape or incest.

The controversial Law also bans the abortions once the fetal cardiac activity is detected which generally happens after six weeks of a woman getting pregnant.

The Law also allows the common people to report to such cases wherein an abortion took place after fetal cardiac activity is detected.

The Law in its provision had also mentioned a reward of at least $10,000 if someone successfully report such cases.

The Justice Department from its side has argued that the Abortion Ban Law infringes the Constitutional Rights of a woman to terminate her pregnancy according to will which was recognized in the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade Judgement.

Adding to this, the Justice Department also argued that this Law inappropriately meddles with the tasks of the Federal Government to give abortion-related administrations.

Earlier also, The Justice Department had challenged this Law in a Federal Court where US District Judge Robert Pitman placed a stay on the Abortion Ban Law.

But only two days after Pitman’s Order, a Three Judge Bench of the Appeals Court placed a stay on the Pitman’s Order.

Now, with the latest Order of the 5th Circuit’s, it is expected that the Justice Department will move to the Supreme Court with a Plea to halt the Law.

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