SCOTUS hears Texas abortion arguments

It's been two months since the strictest abortion law in the country was allowed to take effect in Texas and already it's faced non-stop legal challenges.

SB8 makes it illegal to help a woman get an abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected.

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The Supreme Court fast-tracked two appeals and during day one of oral arguments, abortion providers and the Biden administration began to lay out their objections calling the law a blatant violation of women's constitutional rights.

The nine justices spent Monday going over one main point of the law. The fact that it is not being enforced by state officials. Instead, it allows private citizens to sue people who help facilitate the abortion.

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Several justices appeared to be worried that this type of blanket approach could be used in other areas, things like gun laws or freedom of religion.

Chief Justice John Roberts asked, "What if a state, permitted citizens to sue anyone selling a gun and allowed them to collect up to $1 million in damages?"

Justice Roberts also pressed the justice department, questioning them on whether the U.S. had been so harmed by the new law that they were in a position to file suit in the first place.

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After three hours of arguments, the majority of the justices appeared to be leaning towards allowing abortion providers to continue with their fight, but maybe not the Biden administration.