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The Supreme Court has now allowed Texas’s so-called ‘Heartbeat bill’ to take effect, which effectively bans abortion in that state after about six weeks (as soon as a heartbeat can be detected).

As Bloomberg Law reports:

A Texas law barring abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy took effect at least temporarily on Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court kept silent on a bid by clinics and doctors to block the measure while a legal challenge goes forward.

With the high court taking no action Tuesday night, the Texas law kicked in and instantly became the country’s strictest abortion restriction, prohibiting the procedure before many women even know they are pregnant. Challengers say the measure would ban abortions for at least 85% of the women seeking one in the second-most populous state.

The Supreme Court could act on Wednesday on the Texas law, though the justices don’t have any firm deadline.

A Supreme Court decision to allow the ban could indicate a readiness to fulfill a decades-old conservative dream and overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion nationwide. Abortion opponents came close to that goal in 1992, only to see the court instead reaffirm Roe and say a woman’s constitutional right is protected until the fetus becomes viable, sometime after the 20th week of pregnancy.

Will the Supreme Court follow through on the long-held conservative dream of the dismantling Roe vs Wade, or will conservatives once more find themselves disappointed?


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susan dudak
susan dudak
5 days ago

This is great news. A woman usually knows she is pregnant within 4-5 weeks after a missed period. If she is that desperate to not have the baby, do it then. THose who wait till they are 5, 6, 7, 8 months pregnant to have an abortion are causing the baby to suffer which is unforgivable when it could be avoided. I don’t know how they live with themselves. It is very very selfish. More women should consider having the baby and giving it up for adoption. Babies for adoption nowadays are very hard to come by because of all the abortions. The baby will have a family who loves them and a couple will be blessed. And the mother can go on with her life. Happy ending for all.

big Schlong
big Schlong
5 days ago
Reply to  susan dudak

they shouldn’t be pregnant if they have no intention of being responsible for there behavior

big Schlong
big Schlong
5 days ago
Reply to  big Schlong

DAMM STRAIGHT

Bill
Bill
5 days ago
Reply to  big Schlong

YES, schlong, but THAT ain’t gonna Happen!

Pawn
Pawn
4 days ago
Reply to  Bill

so because someone becomes pregnant and then decides 6 months later, naw I don’t want it? That is ok? Because people will not do this then it is ok? Am I missing something here. Because someone could shot you then say, naw I changed my mind so I should not be punished? Is this what you’re saying?

Bill
Bill
4 days ago
Reply to  Pawn

OF COURSE NOT! WHAT I’m saying is, “the people” are NOT going to CHANGE and all of a sudden at This time in history become RESPONSIBLE and MORAL and STOP with the illicit sex!!! “The people” are FAR more Immoral NOW than at ANY time in history!
WHY do you think we HAVE all o’ these Problems?! The World is in Major Decay!
RAMPANT IMMORALITY, THAT’S WHY!!!!!!!!

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
4 days ago
Reply to  Bill

They are more interested in their rights then to keep their legs together .

Maria Saenger
Maria Saenger
5 days ago
Reply to  susan dudak

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Debra Crumbaugh
Debra Crumbaugh
4 days ago
Reply to  susan dudak

God said do not tough my children! Conception is when life beings. Plans Parent clinics will be destroyed by God our creator!

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
4 days ago
Reply to  susan dudak

Why not get fixed as a man does ?

William H Bukowski
William H Bukowski
1 hour ago
Reply to  susan dudak

I agree with the person who said that if a woman doesn’t intend to be responsible for it, she shouldn’t have gotten pregnant to start with! What happened to saying “No!?”

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
5 days ago

Finally a great ruling from the scotus

Bill
Bill
5 days ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

“Possibly”. THIS, is a Looooong ways from having ANYthing Etched in Stone.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
5 days ago
Reply to  Bill

True. But it’s a step in the right direction

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
5 days ago

Hooray OOrah awesome