Despite a judge’s ruling late Thursday and the liberal media bragging that the judge ruled the law unconstitutional, the Texas abortion ban is still in effect and still saving babies from abortion.
District Judge David Peeples issued a ruling saying the Texas abortion ban violates the Texas Constitution, adding that it should not be enforced in court. Peeples issued declaratory judgement against Texas Right to Life and Legislative Director Dr. John Seago, preventing them from filing lawsuits under the Texas Heartbeat Act against Planned Parenthood and 13 specific members of the abortion industry.
But Judge Peeples’ opinion did not include an injunction blocking the ban or preventing any other pro-life people or groups from enforcing it. His opinion does not block the Texas Heartbeat Act, instead it merely prevents Texas Right to Life, Dr. Seago, and a slew of anonymous individuals from enforcing the Texas Heartbeat Act in relation to the named parties of Van Stean v. Texas Right to Life.
The opinion does not block other citizens from enforcing the Texas Heartbeat Act.
As a result, the Planned Parenthood abortion business admitted that it will not be able to return to business as usual even with a ruling in their favor but asked for this ruling so that the decision would have “persuasive power.” And Jackie Dilworth, communications director at Whole Woman’s Health, another abortion business that manages four abortion centers in the state, said it will also not resume abortions because the ruling failed to enjoin the law fully so it can resume killing babies.
The ruling comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is considering two separate challenges to Texas’ abortion law. And any decision from the high court will be more decisive in determining whtehr the Texas abortion ban, which has been saving babies from abortions for 97 days, can continue to do so.
Texas Right to Life attorneys are already working to file an appeal of the decision.
Texas Right to Life Director of Media and Communication Kimberlyn Schwartz told LifeNews: “The abortion industry’s lawsuit abuses the judicial system and turns this court into a mere platform for airing criticisms against the boldest Pro-Life law to take effect since Roe v. Wade. Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry have not alleged that Texas Right to Life or Dr. Seago have done anything unconstitutional. They’re attacking us because of our advocacy for and publicity of this life-saving law.”
“Texas Right to Life will immediately appeal this unjust ruling. Meanwhile, the Texas Heartbeat Act continues to save an estimated 100 babies per day from abortion,” she added.
“The abortion industry is attempting to punish Texas Right to Life for supporting the Texas Heartbeat Act and having the ability to hold them accountable to the law. We will not be deterred. Texas Right to Life is fully committed to fighting these invalid legal attacks and we are confident that these cases will ultimately be resolved with the rule of law and Pro-Lifers’ constitutional free speech rights upheld,” she concluded.