US Supreme Court Allows Texas Fetal Heartbeat Law to Stand
The US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling released on 1 September, allowed the Texas Fetal Heartbeat Law to stand. The law, which only affects the State of Texas, prohibits abortion once a heartbeat is detectable.
President Biden, member of the pro-abortion Democrat Party, decried the ruling.
“Rather than use its supreme authority to ensure justice could be fairly sought, the highest court of our land will allow millions of women in Texas in need of critical reproductive care to suffer while courts sift through procedural complexities”.
Biden’s position and that of his party, disregards the life of the unborn. Ending the lives of unborn children is often treated as the inviolable sacrament of the political left.
Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, was unabashedly against abortion and made a campaign promise to supporters that he would not nominate anyone to the Supreme Court that was not pro-life. The ruling in question would have been split differently if not for Trump’s nominees having been confirmed to the bench.
It is estimated that over 62,000,000 million babies have been victims of abortionists (greater than the current population of England) in the US since the 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling which legalised the practice. Legal campaigners have denounced Roe vs. Wade because the SCOTUS decision broadened the question to a national level rather than leaving it up to state legislatures to decide. Conservatives, who are generally pro-life, view the ruling as a prima facie example of judicial legislation rather than following constitutionally prescribed procedure.