In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, red states across the country have taken swift action to capitalize on the situation, including Texas, which is making headlines after bringing back a 1925 law that has pro-abortion leftists in total hysterics.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) filed an appeal to the state’s Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s decision blocking the law from taking effect — an effort that paid off, according to The New York Times.
The Times reported:
In Texas, that meant a 1925 law written before Roe, which had banned abortions and punished those who performed them with possible imprisonment, automatically came into effect, said Ken Paxton, the state’s attorney general. Though not enforced after the 1973 Supreme Court ruling on Roe, it had nevertheless remained on the books.
Paxton, along with many other pro-life advocates in the state — and across the country — celebrated the decision from the state’s highest court, calling it a massive victory for life.
“Pro-life victory! Thanks to my appeal, SCOTX has slapped down the abortion providers and the district court carrying their water. Our state’s pre-Roe statutes banning abortion in Texas are 100% good law. Litigation continues, but I’ll keep winning for Texas’s unborn babies,” Paxton tweeted.
Pro-life victory! Thanks to my appeal, SCOTX has slapped down the abortion providers and the district court carrying their water. Our state’s pre-Roe statutes banning abortion in Texas are 100% good law. Litigation continues, but I’ll keep winning for Texas’s unborn babies. pic.twitter.com/xgQuDtEXQu
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) July 2, 2022
While the case goes back to be argued before the lower courts, pro-abortion advocates were steaming mad over the decision, including A.C.L.U. Reproductive Freedom Project attorney Julia Kaye.
“Extremist politicians are on a crusade to force Texans into pregnancy and childbirth against their will, no matter how devastating the consequences,” Kaye said.
A number of additional red states have either implemented or began the process of implementing various restrictions, and in some cases total bans, on abortion.