Appeals Court Over Rules Liberal Judge & Reinstates Texas 'Heartbeat' Abortion Law


NEW ORLEANS, LA – In an expected back-and-forth legal move, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans over ruled a lower federal district judge's decision to temporarily block the Texas Heartbeat abortion law late Friday night.  

According to reports, the federal appeals court reinstated Texas' "fetal heart beat" abortion law on Friday night, days after a lower court suspended the Republican-backed law.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay, effectively pausing U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman’s decision to grant a temporary restraining order against the state law earlier this week. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had appealed the lower court’s decision.

"Great news tonight, The Fifth Circuit has granted an administrative stay on #SB8. I will fight federal overreach at every turn," Paxton wrote on Twitter after the decision.

The appeals court decision means the abortion law is reinstated pending further legal actions. In his earlier decision, Pitman, a liberal jurist legislating from the bench and appointed by President Obama, referred to the law as an "offensive deprivation" of the constitutional right to an abortion which doesn't exist.  

The issue could now be addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court.  

Subscribe to the LIVE! Daily

The LIVE! Daily is the "newspaper to your email" for San Angelo. Each content-packed edition has weather, the popular Top of the Email opinion and rumor mill column, news around the state of Texas, news around west Texas, the latest news stories from San Angelo LIVE!, events, and the most recent obituaries. The bottom of the email contains the most recent rants and comments. The LIVE! daily is emailed 5 days per week. On Sundays, subscribers receive the West Texas Real Estate LIVE! email.


Most Recent Videos


ME Someone, Sat, 10/09/2021 - 09:30

Republicans are just determined to take away rights in the name of their fake religion. Wonder how they would feel if Muslims attempted the same thing.

ME Someone, Sat, 10/09/2021 - 10:24

Unlike republicans, normal people do not raise their children to follow blindly, they are taught to think for themselves.

If you’re an example of those who “think for themselves” then “you people” are in trouble ;)

In other news Bidens approval rating couldn't be worse.

ME Someone, Sat, 10/09/2021 - 12:44

Looks about where trumps was his entire single term twice impeached failed presidency.

At least Biden ended a war that a republican started. Or are you people against our troops coming home now?

What’s Biden’s approval rating according to those claiming to “think for themselves”…like 85%?

ME Someone, Sat, 10/09/2021 - 14:30

What was trumps among the ones who blindly follow when his approval rating was the same as bidens is now?

ME Someone, Sat, 10/09/2021 - 16:38

More hypocrisy from you people. You wouldn't stop talking about Obama after Trump was elected, yet here you are all upset and angry when people do the same thing.

Past presidents will always be compared to current ones, get over it.

Even more telling is Biden’s waning support among independents.

”Biden won independents by 13 points in 2020. To go from plus 13 points to minus 13 points in less than a year is an epic disaster”.

ME Someone, Sat, 10/09/2021 - 16:41

Post source of quote. If you do not post a link to the source we will just assume you are making things up like I have proven you do in the past. 

ME Someone, Sat, 10/09/2021 - 16:46

Does nothing when I click on it, use the little chain link at the top of the box. Or are you lying?

ME Someone, Sat, 10/09/2021 - 17:02

Looks like I hit a nerve. Don't like your own words being used against you? Does it hurt you wittle feewings? Aww.

ME Someone, Sat, 10/09/2021 - 17:24

I am just going to assume you got that from an opinion article. OPINIONS are not facts, you do know that right?

Either that or you are flat out lying and making numbers up anyway.

ME Someone, Sat, 10/09/2021 - 17:45

It's hilarious that is all you have as a "rebuttal", keep doing it please, it makes me laugh everytime.

ME Someone, Sat, 10/09/2021 - 18:03

Keep em coming! Hilarious.

I truly feel sorry for “you people”

Don't get too caught up in your feelings now, we all know how emotional republicans get.

“If you don’t know who to vote for, either me or Trump, then you ain’t black”

Joe Biden

In the future I’ll take that into account…knowing what mental midgets “you people” are ;)

ME Someone, Sun, 10/10/2021 - 12:15

Nobody is surprised and nobody's head is exploding. That's all your party stands for is to "OwN tHe LiBs" isn't it?

It’s pretty sad when they have to put in a MOVIE SET in the White House to keep Biden from having to answer questions apparently they got the idea from the movie “The Truman Show” ;)

Or Mister Rogers…except even he answered questions!

Waiting for Biden to shuffle in wearing a cardigan and house shoes and start singing “It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood” lol

Post a comment to this article here:

X Close