As of June 24th, pre-born babies are a step closer to being safe in their mother’s wombs because of a monumental decision by the Supreme Court. Without the constitutional protection for abortion, the future of abortion in our country will now be determined by individual states. Texas already has a trigger law, in place, banning abortion in anticipation of this decision. Thirteen other states also have trigger laws that either ban or greatly limit abortion. Our Attorney General Ken Paxton responded to today’s decision, stating, “Roe v. Wade and its successor case Planned Parenthood v. Casey have absolutely no basis in the U.S. Constitution. Nevertheless, for half a century, Americans have had to live under these illegitimate, illegal, and unconstitutional dictates of a partisan, willful Supreme Court. No more. Today, the question of abortion returns to the states. And in Texas, that question has already been answered: abortion is illegal here. I look forward to defending the pro-life laws of Texas and the lives of all unborn children moving forward.”
I applaud the heroics of the Supreme Court, on this historic decision, and am grateful to our State Legislators who had the foresight and wisdom to plan for this day. For far too long, our country has allowed the legalized mass murder of our most innocent and vulnerable. This type of evil is not new. It is the same evil we’ve seen over recent decades through the mass killings of Jews, American Indians, and the slavery and mistreatment of Black Americans. All of these terrible acts happened because a group of people decided another group of people were “lesser humans” based on certain characteristics. In the case of abortion, the “lesser human” defining characteristic was being unborn…or in other words – age and location.
In the 21st Century, we are keenly aware of the humanity that resides in the mother’s womb. The lie that these babies are just an inhuman clump of cells has been answered scientifically, beyond a shadow of doubt. They feel pain, jump, kick, and dream. The Bible gave us the first answer to this question, many centuries ago, where Luke 1:44 says, “As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.” For too long, abortion has been a direct assault on our nation that ignored our most basic founding principles that are the protection of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans.
Abortion has not only killed innocent children, it has deeply hurt women. I’ve talked with countless women, and have read hundreds of stories of other women, who regret their decision to end their baby’s life. I cannot imagine being asked to make a decision like this, and being encouraged to do so by those who profit from that decision, at the most vulnerable point one may face – a crisis pregnancy. I also cannot fathom the devastation of regret a mother feels when the decision’s been made and she cannot reverse the decision or the death of her child. We should not put this burden on women, in times of crisis. There is a better way to help these moms. Crisis pregnancy centers exist to help women, during this time. They counsel, provide medical services, and even help moms and dads get basic necessities for care of the babies. The work they are doing is worthy of our time and attention. Please consider volunteering at, or donating to, your local Crisis Pregnancy Center.
The battle is not over with today’s legal decision. As protestors chant on the Supreme Court steps to allow abortion on demand and without limits, we must stand strong and be ready to respond. As I’m sure we are all aware, we can expect many states to immediately legalize abortion. Some of those states will legalize abortion up until the moment of birth. We can expect legal battles in Texas and other states that are defending life. For now, pray for protection for all of those who are standing on the front line for life. Get plugged into a local Republican Club so you can work with others in your community to ensure Texas protects our babies.
God bless you all, and God bless Texas!