Feds Attack Heartbeat Law

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by Paul Murano  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 21, 2021   

TX babies in HHS crosshairs

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AUSTIN, Texas (ChurchMilitant.com) - The unelected president is outraged that fewer babies will be killed in Texas abortion mills due to the state's new heartbeat law.

HHS secretary Xavier Becerra

In a press release Friday, fake Catholic Joe Biden's HHS secretary Xavier Becerra declared that "every American deserves access to health care no matter where they live — including access to safe and legal abortions."

The Biden administration is empowering the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to do whatever it can within its power to counteract Texas' pro-life law.

Fake Catholic Becerra continued:

Now, in response to President Biden's directive, HHS is taking actions to support and protect both patients and providers from this dangerous attack on Texans' health care. Today we are making clear that doctors and hospitals have an obligation under federal law to make medical decisions regarding when it's appropriate to treat their patients. And we are telling doctors and others involved in the provision of abortion care that we have your back.

Along with these protections, HHS is promising new federal grants to abortion mills and protection against "discrimination" for health care workers who choose to assist in abortion and sterilization procedures.

The feds, however, are not the only outlaws defying the new Texas heartbeat law. Abortionist Alan Braid of the Alamo Women's Reproductive Services in San Antonio openly admitted his defiance of the law. Braid boasted to the Washington Post Saturday that he killed a preborn baby older than 6 weeks post-conception, despite the law.

"I acted because I had a duty of care to this patient — as I do for all patients — and because she has a fundamental right to receive this care," he told the Post.

Braid boasted to the Washington Post that he killed a preborn baby older than 6 weeks post-conception.

The Texas heartbeat law prohibits anyone from killing a preborn baby after his heartbeat is detected. With current technology, this usually occurs at around six weeks after conception.

News Report: Historic Pro-Life Measure in Texas

The law took effect Sept. 1 — after the U.S. Supreme Court let it stand in a 5–4 decision. Braid's illegal abortion was perpetrated on Sept. 6.

As for violating the law, Braid remained unrepentant.

Abortionist Alan Braid

"I fully understood that there could be legal consequences — but I wanted to make sure that Texas didn't get away with its bid to prevent this blatantly unconstitutional law from being tested," he proclaimed.

It's not clear at this point whether Braid will be charged with a crime. Nevertheless, he has already secured legal representation from the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights.

In Texas, in the year 2020 alone, around 54,000 unborn babies were killed by abortion in Texas' murder mills. According to state health statistics, of these prenatal homicides, some 85% occurred after the point of six weeks of gestation.

These numbers, pro-lifers proclaim, mean that the new law is saving as many as 100 babies every single day in the Lone Star State.

Former Texas solicitor general Jonathan Mitchell, who prepared the bill and defended it in a legal brief to the Supreme Court, was hoping the high court would decide to overturn Roe v. Wade. In part, Mitchell argued in the brief that upholding the common good will lead to a higher degree of moral responsibility:

Women can "control their reproductive lives" without access to abortion; they can do so by refraining from sexual intercourse. One can imagine a scenario in which a woman has chosen to engage in unprotected (or insufficiently protected) sexual intercourse on the assumption that an abortion will be available to her later. But when this court announces the overruling of Roe, that individual can simply change their behavior in response to the court's decision if she no longer wants to take the risk of an unwanted pregnancy.

Other court watchers are hoping the Mississippi abortion case, based on a 15-week abortion ban that the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear Dec. 1, will be the occasion for overturning Roe.

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