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Right-Wing Supermajority of Supreme Court Allows Draconian Texas Abortion Law to Stand, Underscoring Need to Rebalance the Bench

DECEMBER 10, 2021

Anushka Sarkar, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, the Supreme Court dismissed the federal government’s case against Texas Republicans’ draconian abortion law that deputizes private citizens as law enforcement. The Court’s conservative supermajority ruled that while Texas abortion providers have the right to sue over the state’s ban on almost all abortions, the law can remain in effect.

Stand Up America’s Executive Director Christina Harvey commented on the decision:

“The conservative supermajority of the Supreme Court demonstrated once again today that they are nothing more than right-wing political operatives appointed to the bench to do one thing: roll back fundamental rights long-guaranteed by our Constitution and a Supreme Court that once endeavored to uphold them. 

“Today’s decision made clear the need for Congress and President Biden to act on Supreme Court expansion—for the sake of rebalancing the ideological scale of the Court and protecting our fundamental rights. 

“There’s a bill sitting in Congress right now that would add four seats to the Supreme Court: the Judiciary Act. It’s time for Congressional Democrats to make it a priority before it’s too late.”

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