DOJ Challenges Texas Abortion Law

Says it is unconstitutional under Supreme Court precedent.

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Thursday against the State of Texas over its new law outlawing abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. The Texas Heartbeat Act prohibits all abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, and gives individuals the right to sue abortion clinics or those who help women get abortions in the state.

Attorney General Garland, who was joined by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco and Associate Attorney General Vanina Gupta, stated the law is “clearly unconstitutional under longstanding Supreme Court precedent.”

He warned that the Texas law “may become a model” for similar action in other states, and said to imagine “the damage that would be done to our society if states were allowed to implement laws that empower any private individual to infringe on another’s constitutionally protected rights in this way.”

The Supreme Court refused to block the Texas law in a 5-4 decision, allowing it to remain in effect.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Biden as he intends to take a “whole of government effort to respond to” the Supreme Court decision.
  • For the courts who will hear the new suit filed by the Department of Justice as it works its way to the Supreme Court.

Sources: CNBC, Fox News


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