Pro-Abortion Lobbyists Challenge Texas Pro-Life Laws in Court

In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a pro-life law passed by the Texas state legislature would be struck down because the benefits of the law were not worth impeding access to abortion. Now, Texas abortionists and pro-abortion lobbying groups are beginning an attempt to get that ruling applied to older laws. A new lawsuit has been filed by multiple pro-abortion groups in the federal court in Austin, Texas. This complaint calls out specific state officials, such as Attorney General Ken Paxton and health services Commissioner John Hellerstedt. It also seeks to block any enforcement of the list of

BREAKING: Texas Gov. Abbott Signs Pro-Life Bill, With More Coming

Yesterday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill placing significant restrictions on abortion providers in his state, and simultaneously called for a special session which will provide an opportunity for further pro-life gains. We reported on the bill last week, shortly after it passed the Texas legislature: On Friday, Texas senators passed several new abortion limits, including a ban on dilation and evacuation — or “dismemberment abortions”, the most common abortion procedure used for second-trimester babies. The bill, Senate Bill 8, which has previously passed the House by a vote of 96-47, also requires that fetal remains be either buried

Texas Gov. Abbott Poised to Sign Strong Pro-Life Legislation

Less than a year after the Supreme Court struck down a pro-life law in Texas, the indomitable state legislature has once again acted to protect the unborn, sending new abortion regulations to Governor Greg Abbott’s desk. On Friday, Texas senators passed several new abortion limits, including a ban on dilation and evacuation — or “dismemberment abortions”, the most common abortion procedure used for second-trimester babies. The bill, Senate Bill 8, which has previously passed the House by a vote of 96-47, also requires that fetal remains be either buried or cremated. These bills represent the most stringent abortion regulations the

Trump Misses Huge Opportunity on Supreme Court Abortion Case

After keeping silent for most of the week following the Supreme Court’s pro-abortion ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Donald Trump finally weighed in on the case yesterday in a radio interview, arguing that the outcome would have been different if he were president: “Now if we had Scalia … or if Scalia was replaced by me, you wouldn’t have had that. Okay? It would’ve been the opposite,” Trump told radio host Mike Gallagher during an interview, referring to late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February. […] Trump also said that the decision was the first of many

Missing: Loud, Outspoken Republican Presidential Candidate

The Supreme Court handed down an awful ruling yesterday in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Mary Powers covered it in detail here. Obviously, this decision was a pretty significant blow to the pro-life movement. It was also probably a good time for Donald Trump to rally the troops, right? Maybe do a few media hits and bash liberals on the Supreme Court? Nope. Silence. He hasn’t tweeted since yesterday, and his campaign ignored all media requests for comment yesterday. I tweeted earlier about this: All I wanted from @realDonaldTrump: “Bad decision by SCOTUS! This is why we need pro-life judges! I will

A Hillary Clinton Presidency Would Be Terrible for the Pro-Life Movement

The season of waiting for the Supreme Court to issue some of its most controversial rulings of the year is upon us, and one of the most far-reaching decisions is the one on Texas’s abortion health and safety law. HB 2, adopted by wide margins in the state legislature, created tougher standards for Texas clinics and required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals to facilitate treatment of complications. It is always possible that the Court, which is short one member due to the death in February of Justice Antonin Scalia, will deadlock over the Texas law. But even

Pro-Lifers Will Be Watching Donald Trump Closely on Monday. Here’s Why.

I was encouraged when, during a meeting with evangelical and social conservative leaders this week, Donald Trump reiterated the most important pro-life commitment he has made to date: that he would appoint pro-life judges to the U.S. Supreme Court. To quote him verbatim, “We are going to appoint great Supreme Court justices… These will be justices of great intellect… And they will be pro-life.” Mr. Trump also spoke about threats to religious liberty and how the federal government continues to threaten the ability of people of faith and conscience to speak out in the public square. The conversation which started on