BREAKING: Biden vs. Babies: Prez. Sues Texas Heartbeat Law
Today, the Biden Administration’s U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state of Texas claiming that the Texas Heartbeat Law (S.B. 8) is invalid under the Supremacy Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment, is preempted by federal law and violates the doctrine of intergovernmental immunity.
Jonathan Saenz, President, and Attorney of Texas Values released the following statement:
“If the Biden Administration wants to come into Texas and force us to kill our children, we say ‘Come and Take It.” We will fight the D.C. establishment every step of the way. The Biden Administration is weaponizing the Department of Justice to file a fake political lawsuit with no legal basis. The Heartbeat Law still stands–it is illegal even now to commit abortions on preborn Texans with a detectable heartbeat.”
Earlier in the week, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland first tried to make use of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act in a baseless attempt to stop the Heartbeat Law. Saenz had this to say about the improper application of the FACE Act:
“The Texas Heartbeat law is not impacted in any way by the federal law called the FACE Act. It is a desperate attempt to suggest to women in the state of Texas that the FACE Act allows abortionists to get around state law. If that’s what Merrick Garland is trying to do I believe it is misleading and unethical on his part. The FACE Act is about rules and regulations that relate to a woman entering an abortion facility. A woman in Texas can enter an abortion facility all she wants, but once she gets inside that facility, the abortionist must follow the Texas Heartbeat law – if a preborn baby’s heartbeat is detected, that life must be protected.”
Last week, the Heartbeat Law passed the judicial test when the U.S. Supreme Court voted in a 5-4 victory to leave it in place. The Texas Heartbeat Law made history last week as the first-ever heartbeat law to take effect. Since the law has gone into effect on September 1, approximately 1,200 preborn babies have been saved from abortion. The Law prohibits abortions in Texas after the detection of the child’s heartbeat, which is currently 6 weeks gestation, although it can be detected as early as 5 weeks gestation. A heartbeat is a universal indicator of life and a key medical indicator that a preborn baby will reach live birth.
For more information about the Texas Heartbeat Law, please visit www.texasheartbeatlaw.com.