Appeals Court Rules Texas Can Enforce Heartbeat Abortion Ban

The U.S flag and the Texas State flag fly over the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas, U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo

The pro-life community in Texas won another legal battle Friday when a federal appeals court ruled the state’s heartbeat abortion ban could be enforced while the judges considered an emergency motion.

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in an opinion by a three-judge panel, placed a stay on a lower court ruling from two days earlier that had blocked the law.

The law in question prohibits abortions if an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detected. The law is unique in that it grants the sole power of enforcement to the state’s citizens. Enforcement involves lawsuits against those who violate the law.

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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Michael Foust

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