By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com
Joe Biden has asked the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the Texas abortion ban that has saved thousands of babies from abortion.
As LifeNews.com reported, a federal appeals court ruled late Friday night that the Texas abortion ban can go back into effect and save babies from abortion once again.
U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman, who was appointed by Barack Obama, sided with the Biden administration’s Justice Department, which sued the state, arguing Texas’ law was unconstitutional because it went against Roe v. Wade.
Shortly after Judge Pitman issued his order, Texas officials quickly appealed and they sought an emergency stay of Pitman’s order in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is known as perhaps the nation’s most conservative appellate court.
Appellate judges temporarily blocked the lower court’s ruling. The administrative stay is not permanent, but the pro-life victory optimistically signals how the court may rule on the merits of the case.
Now, the Justice Department has filed papers with the appeals court argued that allowing the law to stay in effect would cause “substantial harm to the United States’ sovereign interests and would disserve the public interest.”
“If Texas’s scheme is permissible, no constitutional right is safe from state-sanctioned sabotage of this kind,” the DOJ argued, even though there is no right to abortion in the Constitution.