A federal appeals court reinstated Texas’ controversial “fetal heart beat” abortion ban on Friday evening, days after a decrease court suspended the Republican-backed law.

The fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a short lived keep, successfully pausing U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman’s determination to grant a short lived restraining order in opposition to the abortion ban earlier this week. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, had appealed the decrease court’s determination.

“Great news tonight, The Fifth Circuit has granted an administrative stay on #SB8. I will fight federal overreach at every turn,” Paxton wrote on Twitter after the choice.


The appeals court determination means the abortion law is reinstated pending additional authorized actions. In his earlier determination, Pitman referred to the law as an “offensive deprivation” of the constitutional proper to an abortion.

Paxton instructed Fox News earlier Friday that he anticipated the attraction to succeed. The Texas lawyer common mentioned one of many strongest arguments in its favor was that the law “was passed by the elected representatives of the state of Texas.”


The ban, often known as Senate Bill 8, was initially signed into law in May. 

The law outlaws abortions as soon as medical professionals can detect a fetal heartbeat, often round six weeks right into a being pregnant and earlier than many ladies know they’re pregnant. The law permits residents to sue abortion suppliers or anybody suspected of serving to a girl get hold of an abortion. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.