Congressman Pfluger on Supreme Court's Hearings on Mississippi Anti-Abortion Law


OPINION — Babies deserve the right to live, and we have the responsibility to defend that right.

Today, the Supreme Court is considering the most critical abortion case since Roe v. Wade was tragically decided 50 years ago.

It has been 50 years too long. 50 years of abortions, 50 years of abandoning the defenseless, and 50 years of federal laws that violate the consciences of the vast majority of Americans - Americans who support life and are opposed to their hard-earned taxpayer dollars funding abortion.

But today, the Supreme Court has the opportunity to protect that right to life - an opportunity that the state of Texas is championing.

Since the passage of the Texas Heartbeat Law on September 1st, almost 10,000 Texan babies have been saved, pregnancy help centers and other women’s health clinics outnumber abortion clinics 20:1, and the state now spends $100 million on abortion-alternative services—including medical care and counseling.

I want to put this in perspective. As somebody who served in the military, most countries ascribe to the law of armed conflict. And when an enemy combatant—an enemy combatant—asks for mercy, and asks for their life to be saved, it is the law of armed conflict that directs combatants to save that life. Yet in America, we are not saving the lives of innocent babies.

I am urging the Supreme Court to make the right decision and I am praying for those justices to save the lives of the unborn.

Editor's note: Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard nearly two hours of arguments in the legal battle involving the Mississippi law that prohibits abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, which directly conflicts with the high court's past decisions on abortion. In the landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade and reaffirmed in 1992's Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban abortion before fetal viability — the point at which the fetus can survive outside of the womb, which is now considered to be between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. A ruling in this case will impact the current Texas Heartbeat Bill and, should the Supreme Court not set aside the Mississippi Law, will likely change the dynamics of the current push to make San Angelo an sanctuary city for the unborn.

Congressman August Pfluger on anti-abortion law and the Supreme Court

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ME Someone, Thu, 12/02/2021 - 08:38

If this goes through, it probably will with a republican majority since trump packed the court, then it will be the first step in republicans taking away even more rights from people.

It will also be a huge push to the polls for the actual majority of voters who dont agree with Pflugers nonsense.  Their is absolutely no proof that an "overwhelming majority of voters" as are esteemed rep says are in favor of gutting or overturning roe.  

ME Someone, Thu, 12/02/2021 - 09:49

Yeah, most people are in favor of women's rights. The overall majority of Americans will say that there should be at least some option to terminate a pregnancy, at the very very least in cases of rape, incest or if the mother's life is at risk. Texas's current "Heartbeat bill" doesn't even allow for those.

The majority of Americans have always supported women's rights;

Republican propaganda will tell you that "democrats" support abortion up until birth, truth is NOBODY supports it that late. Fetal viability has always been the rule, and it should stay that way. If republicans get their way, they probably will, and start eroding that rule back to less and less time they will have functionally outlawed abortion, even if it isn't explicitly so. That is the goal with this current push to "15 weeks." After that is allowed another state will do 12 then 8 and so on and so forth until abortions can only be done in the first couple of weeks of pregnancy (which is impossible.) Then they go after the contraceptives and pills (they have already started outlawing the pills in some states.) It will not end with them until they have pushed their beliefs on everyone. But if someone were to do the same thing to them they would be up in arms.

What’s interesting about the term “viability” is, in every other sense of the word it’s defined as “the ABILITY to live, grow and develop”…but not when it comes to the unborn ;)

Just admit it. Abortion is the taking of a human life you can’t do it can you ;)

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