SCOTUS Rebuffs Biden Administration by Allowing Continued Enforcement of the Texas Heartbeat Act

High Court sets hearing for November 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Dealing the Biden Administration and the Abortion Cartel another blow, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that it will continue to allow the Texas Heartbeat Act to remain in effect at least until it can hear emergency oral arguments on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s challenge on November 1, 2021.

Garland’s Department of Justice sued Texas and sought to block the life-saving law after the Supreme Court’s decision on September 1 – the day the new law took effect – that denied an emergency request from Texas abortion businesses to enjoin the law until their lawsuit against it is decided. 

The Texas Heartbeat Act prohibits abortions once cardiac activity is detected in a baby in the womb, which happens around six weeks gestation.  It is estimated that the Heartbeat Act has cost Texas abortion facilities about 80 percent of their business.

It is unique in that it allows enforcement by private citizens through the civil courts.  Two civil suits have so far been filed against San Antonio abortionist Alan Braid, who published an opinion piece in the Washington Post where he admitted to violating the law. However, Operation Rescue has taken a different course and has asked the Texas Medical Board to discipline Braid under the Texas Occupational Code, which allows for disciplinary action against licensed physicians who commit violations of state and federal laws.

“It is clear that Attorney General Garland will aggressively work to negate this state law that has already saved the lives of perhaps thousands of children,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.  “Thanks to President Trump and the three conservative justices that he appointed, the U.S. Supreme Court has become the last backstop between innocent babies in the womb and the butcher’s knife.”

This comes as the Supreme Court is set to take up another major abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.  That case involves a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks gestation.  Unlike the Texas Heartbeat Act, the Mississippi law is currently enjoined. Dobbs is set for oral arguments on December 2.

Both Mississippi and Texas have asked the Supreme Court to use their cases to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion in America.  If the Court does so, the authority to allow abortions would revert to the states – eleven of which currently have trigger laws that would ban all or most abortions.

The Center for Reproductive Rights, a pro-abortion legal group that defends the barbaric practice of abortion, predicts that 34 states and five U.S. Territories would ban or heavily restrict abortion should Roe be overturned.

“This current administration and its cohorts in the Abortion Cartel can be expected to fight like vicious wild animals to keep profiteering from abortion.  We must not forget that pro-abortion politicians line their campaign coffers with blood money from the likes of Planned Parenthood*,” said Newman.  “The five Justices that have shown so far shown a willingness to protect innocent life must be under tremendous political pressure from the left, which will stop at nothing to protect and expand abortion.  I pray the Justices will have the courage and the moral strength to withstand that pressure.  And even if both pro-life cases prevail, the fight to protect the lives of every innocent baby will have just begun.”

Please join Operation Rescue in praying for strength, wisdom, and protection for Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

__________

*Reminder of the Democrat Con below. This arrangement is an open invitation to political corruption and is an incentive for unscrupulous politicians to protect and expand abortion.