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1) Supreme Court Upholds Texas Pro-Life Law
The Topline: On Wednesday evening, the Supreme Court denied an emergency petition from abortion providers, ruling 5-4 to uphold a new law in Texas outlawing the vast majority of abortions in the state.
Quote Of The Day:
“The Texas heartbeat law going into effect… is the first domino to fall in the elimination of Roe v. Wade.”
– Lila Rose, pro-life advocate and founder of Live Action
In May, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed a law outlawing abortion once a doctor could detect activity in the heart of an unborn child.
Key Point: The language in the bill is “cardiac activity” which begins before an actual heartbeat, at around the six week mark. Other states have attempted to pass similar laws in the past, but federal courts have usually blocked them.
Abortion providers in Texas filed an emergency appeal, but the Supreme Court