Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Ban to Take Effect from Rising Up With Sonali on Vimeo.
Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Imani Gandy, a senior legal analyst for RewireNewsGroup.com, where she covers law and courts and co-hosts the podcast Boom! Lawyered.
The U.S. Supreme Court last week in a 5 to 4 decision shocked the nation and allowed a new anti-abortion law in Texas to take effect.
The law effectively bars all abortions, banning them after 6 weeks of gestation, which is when most pregnant people first discover their pregnancies. In refusing to take a position against the law the conservative majority on the court – three of whose justices were appointed by former President Donald Trump - have effectively stricken down Roe Vs. Wade.
President Joe Biden’s Justice Department has said it will examine a challenge to the Texas abortion ban but so far has not taken decisive action.
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