A new law in Texas went into effect on midnight Tuesday, which outlaws abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The law, S.B. 8, which effectively blocks all abortions past 6 weeks gestation became active when the Supreme Court decided not to hear an emergency request to block it. The bill has no prescribed penalties or enforcement for state officials, instead, the enforcement will be accomplished through civil actions. It allows private citizens the right to sue those who perform or assist in performing an abortion. This will make the law more difficult to challenge.
The reaction from the pro-baby killing contingent has been over the top. The so-called “right” to kill babies is held in the highest regard on the political left. It’s as if the sacrificing of a child was a holy sacrament in a leftist demonic religion.
In the state of Texas, the two largest providers of baby-killing services, Planned Parenthood and Whole Women’s Health saw a massive influx of “patients” before the midnight deadline. Whole Women’s Health tweeted out that their waiting rooms were full and their doctors were there killing babies until 11:59 pm. In their emergency request to the Supreme Court before the law took effect, the baby killers made a statement that surely filled Texas state legislators with pride.
“[This bill will] immediately and catastrophically reduce abortion access in Texas, barring care for at least 85 percent of Texas abortion patients (those who are six weeks pregnant or greater) and likely forcing many abortion clinics ultimately to close.”
If their petition turns out to be prophetic, then this law will be remembered as the most successful piece of pro-life legislation to date.
On the national stage, all of the typical leftist baby killers weighed in on Twitter. Hilary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders all made some claim to a “constitutional right” to kill the unborn. There is no such right. Even Joe Biden made remarks about the new law. “This extreme Texas law blatantly violates the constitutional right established under Roe v. Wade and upheld as precedent for nearly half a century.” This, of course, is one of the main arguments pushed by the baby killers that equates bad legal precedent with constitutional rights. It is neither true nor compelling. Rather, it is the only appeal that they know to shriek during their fits of writhing and seething.