Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick redefined what a child is in order that unlawful bounty hunters can go after abortion suppliers.
Patrick stated on Fox Information, “Few can argue, even on the left, that that’s not a child. Just a little Texan alive within the womb when that heartbeat is detected, and so Senate Invoice 8has stopped the abortionists of their tracks as a result of docs are afraid of being sued as a result of any citizen can deliver a lawsuit in opposition to that physician who performs an abortion. I’m proud that we handed it.”
Texas Isn’t Defining Personhood. They Are Defining Infants.
It’s a chilling thought. Science has been getting in circles with the personhood debate without end, however Texas has skipped the personhood debate and mechanically deemed a heartbeat a child, which is so bizarrely unscientific that it’s horrifying.
That is like Texas deciding that the moon is now not a moon however a spaceship orbiting the earth. Texas Republican males have arbitrarily determined what a child is.
The Texas regulation is wildly unconstitutional and already being copied by purple states throughout the nation.
The excellent news is that the federal legislature can simply quick circuit this regulation by passing a easy invoice granting immunity to anybody who offers an abortion or assists a girl in acquiring an abortion anyplace within the nation.
Within the meantime, Texas has delivered what Republicans have at all times dreamed of. An actual-world Gilead the place the state has outlined what a child is and now controls the our bodies of girls.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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