LifeSite News: Texas delivered a historic win for the preborn this week, and while the long-term ramifications may not be as certain as pro-lifers hope or pro-aborts fear, the number of lives that will be saved in the immediate aftermath make Wednesday, September 1 one of the greatest days the movement has seen in a long time.
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.” Psalm 107:1
As LifeSiteNews has covered, the Texas Heartbeat Act took effect Wednesday, empowering private citizens to sue any abortionist who commits any abortion if a heartbeat can be detected (generally as early as six weeks), or who doesn’t bother to look for one before aborting. The novel law keeps state prosecutors out of the matter entirely, instead unleashing on the abortion industry the threat of being buried in more civil suits than they could handle.
Better yet, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 not to block the law from taking effect, meaning that – for now, at least – Texas abortionists are the ones on the defensive for a change. While one pack of monsters at Whole Woman’s Health in Fort Worth reportedly rushed to kill 67 babies in the 17 hours before Tuesday’s midnight deadline, overall the abortion industry appears to be playing it cautiously; Planned Parenthood and Whole Woman’s Health say they have stopped scheduling abortions beyond six weeks.
Read that again: abortionists stopped committing abortions. That doesn’t happen after most state pro-life laws. For now, the threat of crushing lawsuits is working. Read More