The Texas Heartbeat Act has caused chaos in the abortion industry and wild celebration in the pro-life movement. But what exactly is in the law, why did the Supreme Court refuse to obstruct it, and will temporary gains bring long-term protection to pre-born children in Texas?
The Personhood Alliance celebrates that this law has no exception for rape and incest or fetal anomaly. All human beings are created in the image of God and have equal worth and dignity, regardless of manner of conception, disability, or medical prognosis. This is the standard we and all of our affiliates hold up consistently and without compromise.
But as we celebrate the lives saved in the legal turmoil and confusion Texas’s law has caused thus far, we must also consider four major points of concern:
- Pre-born children without detectable heartbeats are not protected, and the detection is in the hands of the abortionist.
- There is an explicit exception for “medical emergency” that is ripe for exploitation.
- The law is not enforceable apart from civil lawsuits, which may only provide temporary gains.
- The law still bows to the tyrannical power of the U.S. Supreme Court and the unjust decision of Roe v. Wade.