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The Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision to strike down the abortion law’s in Texas is a sad day. It’s a sad day for the unborn and for mothers who are struggling with this life or death decision.
Thanks to a 5-3 decision from the United States Supreme Court, Texas still has 21 operating abortion clinics.
The portion of the state’s 2013 anti-abortion legislation that would have shut down 13 of the 21 clinics by requiring them to be certified as ambulatory surgical centers (essentially mini-hospitals) will not go into effect. A previously enforced provision, requiring any doctor in the state performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of his or her clinic, has also been invalidated…
Texas Right to Life’s Legislative Director, John Seago, reiterated on Twitter something he’s said throughout the process: That Texas clinics effectively secured a positive decision by threatening to close clinics, rather than just complying with the law. “This dangerous SCOTUS ruling allows the abortion industry to challenge any safety laws by threatening to close rather than follow law,” Seago said.
This dangerous SCOTUS ruling allows the abortion indstry 2 challenge any safety laws by threatening 2 close rather than follow law. #txlege
— John Seago (@Johnseago) June 27, 2016
Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement on today’s disappointing U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding House Bill 2 (HB 2), the 2013 law passed by the Texas Legislature to improve patient safety and raise the standard of care for women at abortion facilities:
“HB2 was an effort to improve minimum safety standards and ensure capable care for Texas women. It’s exceedingly unfortunate that the court has taken the ability to protect women’s health out of the hands of Texas citizens and their duly-elected representatives.”
I am opposed to abortions and will continue to fight for the unborn! The unborn need a voice and protection, too.
There is nothing irrational about the Texas law designed to protect a mother, as well as the unborn during an abortion procedure. In general, Texas law states that clinics must be sufficiently safe and capable if they are to provide an abortion on a mother.
As for abortion….
Life begins at conception! Not at 20 weeks…not at 24 weeks…and not when a woman says it begins.
For those who are of like mind…I pray God inspires enough voters to understand the importance of voting a President in office who will appoint conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The two presidential candidates are clear on this: Donald Trump will appoint conservative justices and Hillary Clinton will choose liberal justices.
THIS PRESIDENTIAL RACE IS ABOUT THE DIRECTION OF THE SUPREME COURT!
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