New TEXAS Abortion Law Gives Pro-Lifers Biggest Win EVER!!!
Posted by Steve Turley ● Sep 7, 2021 11:36:08 AM
In a stunning 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court has given a Texas law that bans most abortions legal standing. On September first, the law officially went into effect in the second-largest state in the union. The new law prohibits virtually all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Not surprisingly, Chief Justice John Roberts once again sided with the three liberal judges in the decision. It’s not the first time he’s done that. Just last year, he sided with the liberals to strike down a Louisiana abortion law that would have closed nearly every clinic in the state. That ruling, however, took place when Ruth Bader Ginsburg was on the court. Now, with Amy Comey Barret, Roberts found himself on the losing side.
The decision from the Court has already caused leftwing activists, particularly those in the mainstream media, to writhe in frustration. MSNBC’s Joy Reid interviewed Frank Schaeffer, the son of the late evangelical apologists Francis Schaeffer, who has renounced evangelicalism and his father’s legacy to embrace far-left activism. He quickly labeled Texas pro-life supporters as quote ‘the American Taliban.’ Some progressives went even further, such as Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, who falsely claimed that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Ocasio Cortez doesn’t seem to know the difference between a case involving a temporary block of law, which the Supreme Court heard and ruled against, versus the actual constitutionality of the law, which the Supreme Court has yet to do hear. But what are facts in Ocasio Cortez’s Marxist mind? Since she has no original ideas herself, she went back to advocating the completely unattainable notion that this decision by the Supreme Court is precisely why Democrats must pack the court with four more liberal judges.
We’re hearing many hyperbole and opinions on this law and what it means for women’s reproductive rights and the like; what sense should we make of all this? First, I think we have to understand what this Texas law is. A few months back, Texas passed what is commonly called a ‘heartbeat bill.’ Texas is not alone as Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, and several other states have also passed heartbeat laws. While these laws are not overturning Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court decision that imposes abortion on all 50 states, they are exploiting Roe v Wade’s rationale in favor of the pro-life side. You are never going to hear this on CNN or MSNBC or in the New York Times.
The Roe v. Wade ruling recognized the moment that the personhood of the fetus could be established. The decision offered a point in a preborn child’s early development when they are recognized as a whole person and are entitled to equal protection under the constitution. The Texas law, and many others like it, are expanding on the notion of personhood under the right they have as a state to expand the Supreme Court definition. For example, you may remember New York’s rather extreme pro-abortion law passed in 2019. The New York legislature took a Supreme Court definition and expanded the requirement for a minimum threshold for abortion into the third trimester of pregnancy within New York. If a woman has a right to an abortion, then a state has to define its minimum threshold for when an abortion is allowed. The Supreme Court gives a definition, and every state then has to demonstrate its application of that definition. What fetal heartbeat laws are doing is the same thing but in the opposite direction: they are expanding the Supreme Court’s definition of personhood to begin when a heartbeat is detected, which is around six weeks into the pregnancy! Texas and other states are asserting a state’s right to expand on Supreme Court definitions.
Whether leftists and progressives like it or not, the winds are blowing in the direction of the pro-life movement! The Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion think tank, says that nearly 30 states have introduced legislation to ban abortion in at least some form. We have another six states working to ban abortion entirely, like Alabama. This means that 70 percent of the nation is currently considering banning abortion in some way, shape, or form. This Texas law isn’t an outlier; it’s par for the course! This is but the latest in the pro-life trajectory that’s been going on for a few decades now. According to Operation Rescue statistics, the number of surgical abortion clinics in the United numbered 2,176 clinics. Today, according to these stats, there are now only about 460 clinics. That’s a reduction of an astonishing 79 percent over the last 30 years. Since 1991, the annual number of abortions has been cut in half in the US. What’s happening in Texas is the latest development in a pro-life spring that’s been slowly but steadily blossoming for the last three decades, and there are no signs that it’s stopping.
The trending pro-life sentiments go far beyond the American right. Pro-life sentiments are on the ascent quite literally all over the world. We’re seeing pro-life policies being enacted in nations such as Hungary, Poland, Russia, Georgia. These nations are in effect reversing the downward demographic spiral that has characterized their populations for the last decades. So many around the world are turning away from Communism and reembracing their Christian cultures, customs, and traditions. These nations are beginning to experience a pro-life baby boom and are thereby reversing their demographic decline.
What is unfolding in Texas is nothing new. These new laws result from decades of pro-life sentiments returning to the fore as toxic modernist, progressive sentiments slowly but surely begin to wane. The pro-life movement just saw a huge victory, the biggest one in the States. Texas represents a colossal win thus far. Given the trends we’re seeing, the most significant victories for the pro-life movement are yet to come!