Appeals court allows Texas to continue banning most abortions.
AUSTIN, Texas – A federal appeals court is once again allowing Texas to continue to ban most abortions.
Thursday night’s decision keeps the law known as Senate Bill 8 in place as the Justice Department tries to stop the law.
The Biden administration is suing Texas over restrictions that prohibit abortions once heart activity is detected, usually around six weeks.
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has now allowed the law to proceed three times since August.
Texas law allows private citizens to collect at least $ 10,000 in damages if they file a successful lawsuit against an abortion provider who violates the restrictions.