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Guns and abortion: Supreme Court to address the most divisive topics in US society this week

• The BL

The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing this week to review two high-profile cases that will keep American society on edge. They are the right to bear arms in New York City, one of the states with the most restrictions on gun use, and deciding whether the Texas pro-life law mechanism is legal or not.

This Monday, Nov. 1, the nine justices of the Supreme Court will review a second appeal by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and abortion providers who initially sought to block Texas' S.B.8 law against which the Court ruled.

The DOJ's second appeal asks the Court to decide whether or not the mechanism by which the pro-life law is enforced is legal.

Known as the 'heartbeat law' because it prohibits abortions as early as the sixth week of gestation, when a baby's heartbeat can be detected in utero. The law was designed to circumvent the use of state resources to enforce it.