The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave good reason for celebration for the hundreds of thousands who will arrive in Washington for the 39th annual March for Life on Monday.

The court last week upheld the constitutionality of a new law in Texas requiring that abortion providers do ultrasound exams and that a woman listen to the physician’s description of her unborn child and to the heartbeat before deciding whether to abort.

The law, signed by Gov. Rick Perry in May, was blocked by a federal district court in August. It argued that the law impinged on the free-speech rights of abortion providers.

Now, Texas may become not just the nation’s largest creator of jobs, but the nation’s best protector of human life.

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