An Alabama law that prohibits a type of surgical abortion that is clinically referred to as Dilation and Evacuation will remain blocked after the Supreme Court declined on Friday to hear the case.

Justice Clarence Thomas said that the court should not have taken up this case because a lower court had held that other abortions methods available in Alabama were “too risky.” He reiterated, however, that the court should revisit its precedent on abortion.

Read Thomas’ opinion: