Texas abortion ban exemplifies elections have consequences

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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a Texas law that bars most abortions after six weeks. It is the most restrictive abortion law in the country.

Last month, the court allowed the law to remain in place, but on Monday two key conservative justices seemed open to arguments from abortion providers that they should be able to challenge the ban in federal court.

The Texas law is in stark contrast to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision legalizing abortion nationwide prior to viability, which can occur at around 24 weeks of pregnancy.

What may come next for the law is still up in the air, there’s no deadline or anything forcing the justices to act. CNN reported, Their decision to fast-track the oral arguments may however be an indication that they may act sooner rather than later.

With a majority of the Supreme Court indicating they would allow abortion providers to pursue a court challenge to the new Texas abortion law, ABC News Contributor Sarah Isgur tells the Morning Show with Nikki Medoro why those actions show that elections have consequences. Isgur also says don’t read too much into the Virginia governor’s race.

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