U.S. Supreme Court Decision Impacts Two Things on Texas Abortion Ban According to Appellate Partner David Coale

The challenge to Texas’ abortion ban can proceed, but the controversial law that prohibits abortions in the Lone Star State after six weeks will remain. That is the ruling Supreme Court justices announced on December 10, more than a month after hearing arguments on the matter. LPHS appellate partner David Coale says this ruling did not touch the constitutionality of the law, instead, allowed state-based challenges to the law to proceed. “However, it basically ended the DOJ’s lawsuit about SB8 (Senate Bill 8),” explained David Coale.  

“Then it turned to the providers’ lawsuit, Whole Woman’s Health, and went through party, by party, by party. It said this part can’t proceed, this part can’t proceed, but there’s this one part that can go forward.”  

View David’s KXAS NBC 5 interview here