October 9, 2021|Updated November 2, 2021 at 10:43 a.m. EDT
After Texas effectively banned most abortions, a conservative Supreme Court court has allowed the law to stay in effect for two months leading up to its Monday review of whether and how the unique law can be challenged. It’s a procedural question that could open the door for abortion-rights advocates to end the law.
What does the statute mean for legalized abortion in Texas, and what are the ramifications for the rest of the United States? Let’s review.
What to know about the Texas abortion law
The latest:The Supreme Court heard two different challenges to Texas’s abortion law, the nation’s most restrictive that bars the procedure as early as six weeks into pregnancy with no exceptions for rape or incest.