A Texan abortion ban will stay in effect for the unforeseeable future. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request from pro-abortion groups to block the prohibition on terminating pregnancy. This prompted Liberal lawmakers to wrongly accuse Republicans of overturning the Roe versus Wade judgment.
The latest ruling came after a close 5-4 vote on an emergency petition filed by organizations and individuals linked to abortion policy, and the abortion industry.
Pro-life sectors and other Texas Heartbeat Act supporters welcomed the court’s decision to keep banning abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy across the Lone Star State. The judicial move establishes a precedent for other jurisdictions according to Reuters.
“We celebrate the lives of unborn children who will be protected from abortion as a result,” Texas Alliance for Life executive director Joe Pojman said in a statement. “Hundreds of pregnancy centers and maternity homes throughout Texas are expanding their capacity and resources to meet the needs of women facing unplanned pregnancies who may seek their support.”
However, abortion advocates vowed to exhaust all legal avenues to eliminate the legislation and prevent other states from enacting similar measures.
The law in question lets private citizens sue doctors who perform abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. It permits civil action against anyone who allegedly aided or abetted in breaking the law. Witnesses can receive up to $10,000 per person for a successful prosecution.
Terminating pregnancies could be almost completely banned in Texas since between 85% and 90% of abortions are performed after six weeks of pregnancy. The unborn baby’s heart is already beating at this point. Many clinics are widely speculated to stop operating.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and likeminded individuals strangely suggested the GOP had overturned the 1973 Jane Roe versus Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade decision, which protects an expecting mother’s decision to terminate pregnancy without excessive regulatory intervention.
BL understands Cortez’s claim is false, because the court only ruled on whether to temporarily block enforcing the law while the case was litigated. No judge handed down a verdict on the legislation’s constitutionality or overruled other existing legislation.
“Republicans promised to overturn Roe versus Wade, and they have,” she said on Twitter.
The Democrat urged fellow party members to expand the number of Supreme Court justices and appoint more liberal justices.
Republicans promised to overturn Roe v Wade, and they have.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 2, 2021
Democrats can either abolish the filibuster and expand the court, or do nothing as millions of peoples’ bodies, rights, and lives are sacrificed for far-right minority rule.
This shouldn’t be a difficult decision. https://t.co/GcEjkxt3gs
Radical representatives have asked President Joe Biden many times to expand and pack the court.