Texas’ Hyper-Restrictive Abortion Law Blocked

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Jameson Ashworth, Writer

For the past several months in Texas, state legislator has been attempting to outlaw abortion as early as 6 weeks throughout the state, making it unavailable to many women who need or want that medical procedure. This would make it the most restrictive abortion law in the country, further denying the right that women have to their own bodies. And much like anyone who is denied a right that they have, people in Texas began to protest, and show that they were not happy to have a right stolen from them. It allows any Texas citizen to become a bounty hunter and turn in a woman attempting to get an abortion to claim money from the government, which is about the most Texas thing about this law, or any law for that matter. Due to relatively proximity and similar voting tendencies, Utah could also attempt to introduce a law like this one. Although this seems to be unlikely due to Utah being one of the few states to have outlawed conversion therapy. but then again, what would we expect from the state that fought not 1, not 2 but 3 wars to keep slavery? However there has been much opposition to this by hundreds of thousands of Texas residents, and in fact it has been blocked by the district federal court from going into law. A federal judge claimed that it was an “unprecedented and aggressive scheme to deprive its citizens of a significant and well-established constitutional right.” told US District Judge Robert Pitman. The Biden administration has sued the state of Texas over, which is what caused Pitman to block the law in the first place. Although Texas Law makers are attempting to make appeals on this law, so it seems unlikely that Texas will back down, After-all, you do not mess with Texas… Unless you are the federal government, in which case, mess all you want.  

 

Sources:  

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/22/us/supreme-court-abortion-texas.html 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/justice-department-asks-supreme-court-block-texas-abortion-law-n1281767