The Washington Times: "Most recently, Texas enacted a law banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks. The law allows private citizens — not the state — to sue abortion providers for violating the law.
The high court refused to block its enforcement, which began Sept. 1.
Texas abortion providers — and the Justice Department — have challenged that legislation, arguing it is unconditional.
Legal experts said the way the justices rule in the Mississippi case could be a factor on whether they’ll reconsider the Texas legislation.
Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, said he would be surprised if the justices upheld the Texas law as constitutional, but that could give them a path to siding with Mississippi in its abortion ban.
'In a sense, the Texas law is helpful because now the court can say it is being moderate if it upholds the Mississippi law and strikes down the Texas law. It can say it is compromising,' Mr. Levey said."