This article was published by TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, September 7, 2021:
The unprecedented pro-life Texas law that the Supreme Court left in place last week has confused the President, confounded the Left, infuriated Satanists, and invoked the ire of Portland, Oregon’s Mayor Ted Wheeler.
Joe Biden, who announced that the Declaration of Independence holds that “all men and women are created by the… go… you know… the thing,” now claims that the Texas law SB8 is “un-American” and that Attorney General Merrick Garland is busy exploring ways the federal government can undo the new law.
Garland said that his Justice Department would actively seek to “protect the constitutional rights of women and other persons, including access to an abortion.” He’s asked the DOJ to look into how the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) can be twisted into sanctioning anyone in Texas suing abortionists under the new law.
The Satanic Temple, which has been granted tax-exempt status by the IRS as a legitimate church, stated on its website that anyone in Texas wanting an abortion is welcome to “undergo” its Satanic Abortion Ritual. Just call the local number and the ritual, which involves the use of abortion pills, will be promptly arranged. After all, said the group: “One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.”
The group said nothing about the government’s increasing pressure to demand that everyone get vaccinated, willing or not.
Portland’s City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to punish Texas financially. It will decide whether the city will intentionally refrain from purchasing any goods or services from Texas businesses, as well as block any city workers from travelling to the state. Mayor Ted Wheeler explained:
The ban will be in effect until the state of Texas withdraws its unconstitutional ban on abortion, or until it is overturned in court….
[The Texas] law does not demonstrate concern for the health, safety and well-being of those who may become pregnant. This law doesn’t not recognize or who respect for the human rights of those who may become pregnant.
This law rewards private individuals [who seek to] exercise … control over others’ bodies. It violates the separation of church and state. And it will force people to carry pregnancies against their will.
The Founders understood clearly the proper role of government. In the Declaration of Independence they held “these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life.”
They added: “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
It is illegal to murder anyone who has been born. It should be not at all different for the unborn, who are no less human for being in the initial stages of development.
Science now proves conclusively that life begins at conception. Knowledge of prenatal development “affirms the humanity of unborn children,” write Melanie Israel and Sarah Perry for the Heritage Foundation. “From the moment of conception, every person possesses inherent dignity and worth. Our humanity doesn’t depend on our age, our stage of development, or our abilities… medical technology has evolved significantly to let all women see the reality that their babies are humans, worthy of legal protection.”
South Dakota has a 12-week heartbeat law and Governor Kristi Noem “directed the Unborn Child Advocate in my office to immediately review the new Texas law and current South Dakota laws to make sure we have the strongest pro-life laws on the books.”
The legal issue of abortion is far from resolved. As Chief Justice John Roberts noted, “[The court’s] order [letting the Texas law stand] is not based on any conclusion about the constitutionality of Texas’s law, and in no way limits other procedurally proper challenges to the Texas law.” The moment a citizen of Texas sues under the new law against an abortion provider is the moment when pro-abortion forces will leap into action and sue.
As The New American has iterated, the right to life is the core of all the Creator’s rights. In the present war against America, Satan and his helpers focus on that most precious of rights, hoping that the high court will continue to validate its shameful decisions in Roe and Casey that a woman has the constitutional right to kill her child before he or she is born.