BREAKING: Texas Heartbeat Law Prevails Again At Supreme Court; Biden DOJ Case Dismissed
Texas Heartbeat Law Prevails Again At Supreme Court; Biden DOJ Case Dismissed
Austin, TX—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court released an opinion on the two cases involving the Texas Heartbeat Law (S.B. 8). The Heartbeat Law requires abortionists to check for a baby’s heartbeat and inform the mother if the presence of a heartbeat is detected, which is currently 6 weeks gestation, although it can be detected as early as 5 weeks gestation.
Jonathan Saenz, President and Attorney for Texas Values released the following statement:
“Preborn babies today are saying three words – ‘God Bless Texas.’ The Texas Heartbeat Law has prevailed again at the Supreme Court, by remaining in effect on one challenge and by the Supreme Court completely dismissing the Biden’s Department of Justice case against Texas in ‘Biden v. Babies.’ There are now over 15,000 babies who have been saved since the Texas Heartbeat Law took effect. The Texas Heartbeat Law remains fully enforceable and shows that Texas takes the dignity and protection of the preborn seriously. We are celebrating the lives already saved, yet, we are not done yet. More information can be found can be found at www.texasheartbeatlaw.com.”
The Supreme Court recently heard combined oral arguments on two separate cases regarding the Texas Heartbeat Law. The Biden Administration’s Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas in United States v Texas to raise the question of whether the Texas Heartbeat law is constitutional. The Supreme Court released an opinion stating that the Department of Justice has no authority to sue the state of Texas, allowing the Heartbeat Law to remain in effect. The second suit came from Whole Woman’s Health v Jackson. The Supreme Court released an opinion saying that state court judges and clerks cannot be restricted from hearing cases to enforce the Texas Heartbeat Law, and that Attorney General Paxton cannot be sued by abortionists on this matter. The Court did not dismiss the abortionists’ case, which allows them to continue their challenge in lower courts, but the Supreme Court made no ruling about the constitutionality of the Texas Heartbeat law, thereby allowing the Texas Heartbeat law to remain effect and fully enforceable to save the lives of babies.
Despite the legal attacks, the Texas Heartbeat Law has already saved over 15,000 lives since it went into effect on September 1, 2021. The Law remained in effect during the litigation process and now with the Supreme Court’s ruling, will continue to remain in effect.
Texas Values was the leading faith and family organization in Texas which helped in every phase of the passage of the Texas Heartbeat law.
For more information about the Texas Heartbeat Law, please visit www.texasheartbeatlaw.com.
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