Last night, Biden Administration’s U.S. Department of Justice again filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop the Texas Heartbeat Law (S.B. 8) from continuing to be in effect.
Jonathan Saenz, President and Attorney of Texas Values released the following statement:
“The Biden Administration is throwing more fake political lawsuits at the wall to try and stop the Heartbeat Law and see if anything sticks. Slick lawyer tricks will not change the fact that everyone knows now that abortion stops a baby’s beating heart. Our state is firm: Don’t mess with Texas babies. That’s why 2,200 preborn lives have been saved since the Heartbeat Law went into effect on September 1 and that precious number will grow every day.”
Last Friday, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state of Texas claiming that the Texas Heartbeat Law is invalid under the Supremacy Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment, is preempted by federal law, and violates the doctrine of intergovernmental immunity. On that same day, the Fifth Circuit court ruled to leave the Heartbeat Law in place.
On Monday, a Texas county court ruled in a dispute between an abortion provider and a pro-life group, but the ruling has no bearing on the Heartbeat Law continuing to be in effect.
On September 1, the U.S Supreme Court voted in favor of leaving the Heartbeat Law in place.
The Heartbeat 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.
For more information about the Texas Heartbeat Law, please visit www.texasheartbeatlaw.com.
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