Texas Issues Anti-Abortion Law, Who Is Taking Charge Against It, And What It Means For Others.

November 3, 2021

Briefs, News

By: Cassius Naclerio

In Texas, September 1st, 2021, a six-week abortion law went into effect. John G. Roberts Jr., Clarence Thomas, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, Sonya Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett were all ruling judges on the Supreme Court that approved the law.

The Supreme Court refused to block the ban, ruling 4-5 against granting the law. The heartbeat law makes abortions illegal as soon as the fetal heartbeat can be detected. Many people have argued against this, even doctors and medical providers adding that they wait 6-8 weeks before conducting an ultrasound.

 The law does not bend or hold exceptions for pregnancies that were/are a result of a horrific crime. Citizens can sue against abortion providers or anyone who had a part in aiding the abortion. Up to 45 other states have already attempted and/or succeeded in implementing anti-abortion laws.

Attorney General Merrick Garland spoke on the matter during a news conference that took place at the Department of Justice in Washington. “Today, after a careful assessment of the facts and the law, the Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas.” The first segment of his speech states, “The act is clearly unconstitutional under long standing Supreme Court precedent.” In summary, the Justice Department has asked that a federal judge temporarily block enforcement of Texas’s anti-abortion law.

Citizens can sue and claim a minimum of $10,000 in court if they file a claim against abortion facilitators.If the Abortion Law is not halted, more states in the US may follow in this act. The heartbeat law may also be a blatant violation of Roe V. Wade.

Roe V. Wade was first implemented in the Supreme Court in 1973, it states that the Constitution of the United States of America protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without government restrictions. To criminalize a woman’s given right to make the ultimate decision of an abortion is to take away a human right.


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