The Abortion Law in Texas
The abortion law in Texas is a law that changed women’s rights to abort their bab(ies) by banning them from doing that act. Many women, young and old, who want to choose to abort their baby cannot do so because of a law that prohibits anyone from doing an abortion for a lady or having an abortion if you are the woman in need of one. This event has created a debate and a stirring of protests all over the state of Texas. According to Washington Post, “The justices didn’t decide whether the abortion ban is constitutional. They just said it will stay in place while that question is litigated.” Many women have boldly stated that women should have their own choice(s) of having an abortion or not.
The abortion law was passed on September 1st, 2021, and the justices are fully aware that the law violates the Roe vs Wade act. The Roe vs. Wade act is the constitutional right to access safe, legal abortion. According to Planned Parenthood, “Many of them have records unfriendly to sexual and reproductive rights. These judges, many of whom are young, have lifetime positions — and their rulings on abortion could affect generations to come.” Ever since the supreme court justices were appointed by Trump and led by Mitch McConnell, they have been very hostile, ignorant, and biased towards women’s rights.
Thankfully, on September 15th, 2021, US District Judge Robert L. Pitman set a hearing for October 1st to listen to the citizens’ arguments on temporarily discontinuing the abortion ban before ruling out the Biden administration’s request. For Texan women, there’s a strong chance that this law could get overturned, and if granted, it may change the outlook of many who want to keep the abortion law in Texas.