Posted by on September 9, 2021 11:01 pm
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DOJ Sues Texas Over New Anti-Abortion Law

The U.S. Department of Justice on Sept. 9 filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas over its recently enacted law that bans most abortions. Government lawyers in the 27-page suit, obtained by The Epoch Times, say the law runs counter to previous Supreme Court rulings, including Roe v. Wade, which found that access to abortion is a constitutional right. The law in question, Senate Bill 8, prohibits abortions where a fetal heartbeat can be detected, unless a medical emergency exists that threatens the pregnant mother’s life. If doctors carry out an illegal abortion, private citizens can sue them, along with anyone accused of aiding and abetting. State officials, meanwhile, are not allowed to enforce the law. “The act is clearly unconstitutional under longstanding Supreme Court precedent,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said during a news conference in Washington announcing the suit. “Those precedents hold in the words of Planned Parenthood v. …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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