PRO-LIFE DAVIDS ASSAULT THE GIANTS OF ABORTION
As the IFA staff prayed about the Texas law that took effect this week, we were struck by the power of some faithful people who believe in a big God and have done what people said could not be done.
A new Texas state law regulating abortion (Texas Heartbeat Act) was enacted in May 2021 to restrict abortions after six weeks. The limits on abortion are enforceable not by the state but through private litigation against those who aid and abet in an illegal abortion. Violators can be required to pay $10,000 to the person filing the suit.
Abortion providers sued to enjoin the law and obtained a stay. The Fifth Circuit lifted the stay, allowing the law going into effect.
The abortion providers asked the Supreme Court to overrule the Fifth Circuit, which it refused to do, by a vote of 5 to 4.
This was not a ruling on the merits, but on a procedural issue.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is considering the Mississippi law restricting abortions — Dobbs v. Jackson Woman’s Health Organization. IFA has filed an incredible Amicus Brief in this case–you can sign on! Go here to sign up.
How did this happen?
Heartbeat bills are the brainchild of Janet Porter, a feisty woman who gives all the glory to God. She met resistance from pro-abortion forces and from pro-life organizations. Janet joined IFA recently to talk about this and a new sitcom she is producing. Janet is a modern day David who is willing to meet a giant with the power of a great God. Find out all about it in this special interview.
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