Event Video: The Texas Heartbeat Act, the Supreme Court, and the Future of Abortion Law
Earlier this month, progressives and the mainstream media denounced the “demise” of Roe v. Wade and abortion rights when the Supreme Court allowed the Texas Heartbeat Act to go into effect, despite the Court making clear that it was not ruling on the constitutionality of the statute. Our panel of legal experts will discuss the ruling and the arguments for and against it, including the four dissents, as well as the ruling’s potential implications for the Court’s future abortion decisions. Our experts will also discuss the reaction to the Court’s decision, including the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, and the ruling’s potential impact on other states’ statutes governing abortion and perhaps issues like gun control.
Andrew McCarthy Senior Fellow, National Review Institute
Carrie Severino President, Judicial Crisis Network
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Curt Levey (moderator) President, Committee for Justice