A “heartbeat” abortion bill in Texas has taken effect; all abortions are effectively banned after six weeks.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill back in May after the Supreme Court failed to act on an emergency appeal to block the law’s implementation temporarily; it only took effect Wednesday at midnight.
The Associated Press refers to the law as “the most dramatic restriction on abortion rights in the United States since the high court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision.” Several other states have passed similar laws, but they have been blocked while lawsuits are processed in the court system.
Texas’s law allows civilians to sue abortion providers, procurers, and anyone else assisting in the process.
“Anyone who successfully sues another person would be entitled to at least $10,000,” according to the AP.
Laughably, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other so-called “pro-choice” activist groups are panicking, resorting to pulling the race card.
“This is a racial and economic justice catastrophe,” the ACLU whined in a Twitter thread. “Decades of racism and structural inequality within the health care system have left Black and Latinx people and anyone trying to make ends meet with few alternatives to the cruel reality that Texas politicians have created.”
Hollywood stars are urging their fans to fight back.
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore expressed exasperation with the “Trump-dominated” U.S. Supreme Court and told his followers to “fight!”
Amy Schumer, actress/comedian, cousin of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), promoted Planned Parenthood’s attack on the Texas law on Instagram.
Julia Louise-Dryfus used the Texas abortion law to promote HR4, aiming to federalize elections and eliminate id requirements for voters.
Rosanna Arquette tweeted, “Force vasectomies on men. While her sister Patricia Arquette said Texas has demanded “oversight” of American women’s uteruses.
Netflix’s Atypical star Michael Rapaport tweeted, “Texas is on some Taliban sh*t now.”
Actor Michael Ian Black tweeted, “Abort the GOP.”
Even Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who claims to be “Catholic,” criticized the U.S. Supreme Court’s silence on the application for an injunction.
God Bless Texas!