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10,000 babies estimated to be saved by Texas Heartbeat Act as US Supreme Court rules Act to remain in place

An estimate of 10,000 babies have been saved from abortion since the Texas Heartbeat Act came into effect. This comes as the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases in regards to this law last month. Last week the Court ruled that the law is to remain in place, but that abortion facilities are also allowed to file a lawsuit against the law, which could halt it in the state.

The Texas Heartbeat Act is a law that restricts abortions once a heartbeat is detected, by allowing private citizens to file a lawsuit against the abortionist should they violate the law. It was signed into law in May this year and went into effect on the 1st September.

Last month, the Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in two cases in regards to the Texas Heartbeat Act. According to Live Action, although the lawsuits against the Heartbeat Act did not directly challenge the constitutionality of the law, Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson questioned the method of the Act's enforcement, whilst United States v. Texas examined whether the state of Texas could be sued over this law by the United States in federal court.

Last Friday, the US Supreme Court released its decisions to dismiss the United States v. Texas case, on the grounds that there was no proper standing to file a suit. In the Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson case, the Supreme Court ruled that the law will remain in place, but has allowed for abortion facilities to file a lawsuit against the law.

Whilst it is likely that this will lead to a lower court blocking the law at any moment, with the expectation that the same federal judge who has already blocked the law will be asked to block it again, it is also expected that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will review the ruling, where they have already previously allowed the law to remain in place on two occasions. The Biden administration has also attempted to block the law, but the requests have been repeatedly denied.

“Today, the Supreme Court refused to strike down the life-saving and democratically popular Texas Heartbeat law,” said Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action. “While the Court did give a roadmap for lower courts to put the law on hold, the opinion of the Court was crystal clear that this case was not commenting on the constitutionality of the abortion restriction itself. The Court’s decision also allows the law to stay in effect as litigation continues, an important victory for life.”

“Just days ago, the Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson, where they have committed to reviewing the constitutionality of protections for life at 15 weeks gestational age. That case is the perfect opportunity for the Court to rectify their defining error and reverse Roe v. Wade, once and for all putting to rest the illogical, unjust, and immoral notion that the Constitution guarantees a right to maliciously kill our youngest citizens. Every single day in our country, 2,363 children are lost to the violence of abortion. We must work to save every child, and take the death toll of 2363 to 0,” she said.

Last week, Live Action posted on their Facebook Page that an estimate of around 10,000 babies have been saved from abortion since the Heartbeat Law came into effect. This is fantastic news showing the positive impact the Heartbeat Act has had in significantly reducing the number of abortions.

Recent polls have also found that, despite what the abortion industry claims, there is more support amongst Americans for the Heartbeat Act than in opposition, with greater support being given once voters were made aware of the truth of the Heartbeat Act, as opposed to the myths that have been said about the law. “By upholding the law, the Supreme Court is making it clear that the voices of the American people mean more than lobbying from the abortion industry,” Live Action said. 

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