Texas has angered liberals by creating what is known as the “heartbeat ban.” Essentially, abortions after the six-week mark are illegal. To follow that up, those who aid and abet abortions may find themselves being fined or facing criminal charges.
The Supreme Court has already declined to block the abortion law. Since they’ve allowed it, liberals are furious.
The only thing that Texas has truly done is identified itself as being pro-life.
When we have a self-proclaimed Catholic as the sitting president, abortion shouldn’t even be a point of discussion. Yet, President Biden isn’t a practicing Catholic. He only pulls it out of his pocket when it’s time to get the votes. He’s fine with aborting babies as long as it keeps him thick as thieves with the progressives around him.
Now that the Supreme Court has decided that they’re not going to block Texas’ abortion law, other GOP states are considering similar legislation.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has said, “I welcome pro-life legislation. What they did in Texas was interesting, but I haven’t really been able to look at enough about it.”
The law that Texas has created allows anyone to sue doctors, abortion clinics, and anyone else who is involved with the abortion process. Those who sue could be awarded up to $10,000 for every abortion that the defendant performs, induces, aids, or abets in violation of the new law.
DeSantis has said that the science has been very powerful, making it easier for pro-life to have a stronghold in the discussion. What we know now versus what we knew 40 years ago is significant. We know through a vaginal ultrasound that a fetus will develop a heartbeat approximately six weeks after gestation.
It’s why the Texas law is known as the “heartbeat ban.” After six weeks, they’re making it illegal to abort the child because there is a heartbeat.
There are always the people who are pro-choice who throw up the argument of “my body, my choice.” Yet, these are the same people who are currently demanding that everyone get a vaccine and suffocate themselves with masks.
Beyond that, there are the people who want to talk about the small majority of people who would want an abortion after getting pregnant because of rape or incest. The Texas law makes no exemptions for such things. However, what many people don’t want to talk about in the argument is that the “morning-after” pill is still available – allowing people to address a potential pregnancy after rape or incest immediately.
Florida is only the first GOP state to talk about pursuing a similar law to Texas.
Once Florida and Texas both go all-in on something, it’s only a matter of time before other Republican states follow suit. Such examples would likely be Oklahoma and South Dakota. It’s as if Florida and Texas both have to greenlight something before smaller GOP states decide that they want to get involved, too.
It’s important to understand that not every abortion would be declined in Texas based on the new law. There would still be medical reasons where a fetus would be terminated. The law does, however, block approximately 80% of the abortions that would otherwise take place.
DeSantis’ press secretary Christina Pushaw identifies the real issue. “Support for the pro-abortion movement has always depended on convincing people that a fetus is just a ‘clump of cells,’ not a human, but advances in science have made that argument obsolete.” As soon as we start talking about killing humans, it’s hard not to be in support of the Texas “heartbeat ban” and similar legislation that may start coming out of GOP states.