A panel of judges on the U.S. 5th Circuit Court has overturned a lower court’s decision that Texas abortion restrictions passed last year violated the U.S. Constitution. Today’s ruling means that the restrictions, which have already been enacted, will remain in place.
Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement on the appeals court decision.
“The reason the abortion industry opposes these restrictions is that they cannot live up to them. The abortionists are the bottom rung of the ladder of the medical profession, and they know it. Therefore, this decision is a great victory for the efforts to protect both women and their children, and if we have anything to say about it, this victory will be repeated in state after state across the country.”