What access to abortion looks like in America even beforelet the Supreme Court not reconsider Roe v. Wade They don't jostle each other, which is not a good sign if you're the DOJ said Steve Vladeck, CNN legal analyst and university professor. from Texas. Faculty of Law. Read more The current confrontation between Texas and the Biden administration is finally heading to the Supreme Court, which by 5-4 votes last month allowed the law to come into force. One and a half months Texas was allowed to enforce the law which is in direct conflict with Roe v. Wade . This 1973 decision enshrined constitutional protections for the pre-viability of abortions, a point around 23 eks. Texas Right to Life, which has advocated for a six-week abortion ban, estimates the law is preventing 100 abortions a day. We expectdonations for the Biden administration to appeal to the United States Supreme Court, and we believe Texas will continue to defeat these attacks on our rescue efforts, said group spokeswoman Kimberlyn Schwartz. , in an email Friday night, after the ban was reactivated. Texas clinics resume - then stop - abortions banned under the ban With the measure of Texas, the enemies of abortion set out to write a law that would complicate the usual legal path abortion rights advocates take to challenge the extreme restrictions on the procedure. Now - in addition to the two days last week when the ban was blocked - they have been successful. Rather than tasking government officials to enforce the ban, the Texas legislature has delegated private citizens to sue judicagainst clinics or anyone else who facilitates an abortion after detection of fetal heart activity, which usually occurs around six weeks after the onset of pregnancy and often before a woman knows for sure. 'she is pregnant. Dissension at the Supreme Court during for judges to publicize their anger The threat of enforcement action by state courts - where clinics, by law, would be required to pay $ 10,000 or more damages - had a chilling effect statewide. Until Judge Robert Pitman blocked the law last week, Texas abortion providers said they were in compliance with the ban (with the exception of one doctor alone who reportedublically announced last month that he performed an improper abortion while the ban was in effect). Texas patients are flooding out-of-state clinics. Nearly 60 percent of abortion patients at Louisiana's Hope Medical Group are from Texas, clinic administrator Kathaleen Pittman told CNN New Day on Saturday. She said Texans normally made up 18-20% of the clinic's patients. Planning Parenthood stated in a brief that its providers in Tulsa, Oklahoma , where Texans now constitute the majority of patients, cannot offer pain medication or sedation to patients who have to drive home after intervention. stocks are running out quickly as they provide additional menstrual and heating pads for long journeys to Texas, the record says. Some Texas providers have resumed abortions six weeks after Pitman's order, but these Operations slipped to a halt when the 5th Circuit panel rendered its administrative ruling on the federal judge's ruling Friday night. Of the 23 Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast appointments scheduled in Texas on Saturday, 12 were canceled immediately after the move of the 5th circuit In three more of these appointments, patients were found, during ultrasound scans, to be too advanced in their pregnancy to undergo abortions under the ban. What comes next in court The unusual Texas ban enforcement mechanism has allowed the state to argue there is no target appropriate for preions offederal courts blocking the law. Pitman sidestepped this argument by including in his order a ban on state court officials - including judges - from presiding over legal proceedings under the ban. Texas, in asking the 5th Circuit to review the law, said the judge 's order violated precedent in how it grossly and irreparably interferes with the operations of the state courts. Texas.