AUSTIN — As businesses and elected officials across the nation bash Texas for a new pro-life law, a glaring question remains: Why are some people furious that Texas no longer allows the killing of most children?
On September 1, the Texas Heartbeat Act officially took effect statewide. The act, approved by the state Legislature in May, makes it illegal in Texas to kill a baby in the womb once the child’s heartbeat is detected (though the law still does not protect a baby in the first few weeks of their life).
The act came after more than 53,000 babies were aborted in Texas in 2020 alone.
The law also uniquely empowers citizens, not government officials, to sue abortion facilities and anyone who assists in executing a child with a heartbeat.
Now, businesses and elected officials—including the president—are attacking the state.
Ride-share companies Uber and Lyft both recently announced legal funds to oppose the law, with Lyft also donating $1 million to abortion mill Planned Parenthood.
The city council of Portland, Oregon, is expected to vote on Wednesday to ban travel and trade with Texas to protest the Heartbeat Act.
Internet hosting companies GoDaddy and Epik have both blocked prolifewhisteblower.com, Texas Right to Life’s website that sought to provide Texans with an anonymous tip form to report abortions and help enforce the Heartbeat Act. That site was also bombarded by pro-abortion spam attacks prior to being removed.
President Joe Biden and his administration are also scrambling to stop the pro-life law, with Biden calling it “un-American” and promising a “whole-of-government effort” to retaliate, and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland
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