The Supreme Court allowed the sweeping Texas abortion bill to remain in place but agreed to hear arguments in early November.
The justices announced they would decide whether the Justice Department and abortion providers open federal litigation over the law. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the measure was “enacted in open disregard of the constitutional rights of women seeking abortion care in Texas.”
“The promise of future adjudication offers cold comfort, however, for Texas women seeking abortion care, who are entitled to relief now,” Sotomayor wrote.
A spokeswoman for Texas Right to Life, Kimberlyn Schwartz, said she was happy the law remains in effect.
“This is a great development for the Pro-Life movement because the law will continue to save an estimated 100 babies per day, and because the justices will actually discuss whether these lawsuits are valid in the first place,” Schwartz said in a statement.