As this battle begins with states against the federal government on abortion, Texas had handed Joe Biden a pretty devastating defeat.
The Biden administration was trying to force Texas hospitals to perform abortions.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton put his foot in the door and filed suit to block the order.
A federal judge handed Paxton a win, albeit a temporary one.
This will be THE battle as we move forward.
Can the feds come in and tell states how to run their operations?
When the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) was passed, Biden figured he could force pro-life states to perform abortions.
Paxton said not so quick and filed a suit to block the order on the premise the legislation would violate state laws.
U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix put a temporary hold on the order, which Paxton called a “crucial step in preventing Joe Biden and his radical pro-abortion Administration from breaking the law and threatening our entire healthcare industry by withholding federal funds.”
He added, “We’re not going to allow left-wing bureaucrats in Washington to transform our hospitals and emergency rooms into walk-in abortion clinics, and the decision last night proves what we knew all along: the law is on our side.
“No matter how many backdoors Joe Biden attempts to go through to illegally force abortions in Texas, I will fight back to defend our pro-life laws and Texas mothers and children.”
This continues to be a hot point and Beto O’Rourke has been trying to rally voters around abortion to defeat Governor Greg Abbott in the upcoming election.
I still believe this is an issue that should be put on every state ballot to allow voters to decide exactly what abortion laws they have in place.
Complete restriction or abortion with limitations should be up to the people, not politicians trying to grab headlines.
Source: Fox News