Federal Court of Appeals in the USA decided to reapply the abortion law suspended in Texas and by a lower court two days ago.
The Federal Court of Appeals overturned the provisional stay of the abortion law enacted in the state by the Federal District Court. The Federal District Court had decided to suspend the law, considering it an “aggressive deprivation” that violated women’s constitutional rights. In his reasoned decision, the Federal Court of Justice criticized Texas Republican lawmakers on passing a law that is empowering civilians against those violating restrictions on abortion and plus rewarding them with $10 thousand.
Abortion ban in Texas
The law, which was passed in the state legislature with the votes of the majority Republican lawmakers in Texas and went into effect on September 1st, banning women from having abortions after the 6th week of pregnancy caused controversy in the country. The US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit in the Texas Federal Court on September 9th, arguing that the state’s abortion law violated women’s constitutional rights and violated the US Constitutional principle that “federal laws are superior to state laws.”
The US Supreme Court’s failure to act upon the application made to prevent the relevant law adopted in Texas, from entering into force on September 1st, was also considered a ‘green light’ and drew the reaction of some segments. US President Joe Biden also criticized the Supreme Court, stating that the court’s passage of the abortion ban was “a major attack on women’s constitutional rights”.