In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, red states across the country are enacting some of the strictest abortion laws on the books in modern history, including the state of Texas.
According to Breitbart, the Texas Supreme Court on Friday reversed a lower court decision that allowed a 1925 law to take effect that prohibits abortions.
The law, which has been on the books for nearly an entire century, was not enforced after Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, though it was never taken off the state’s law books.
Immediately after SCOTUS overturned Roe last month, abortion clinics sued the state, and a judge temporarily blocked the total abortion ban from taking effect.
Win for life
Pro-life Texas officials, including Attorney General Ken Paxton (R), who appealed the block, cheered the state’s highest court for handing down the decision so quickly.
“Pro-life victory! Thanks to my appeal, SCOTX has slapped down the abortion providers and the district court carrying their water,” Paxton tweeted.
He added: “Our state’s pre-Roe statutes banning abortion in Texas are 100% good law. Litigation continues, but I’ll keep winning for Texas’s unborn babies.”
Pro-life victory! Thanks to my appeal, SCOTX has slapped down the abortion providers and the district court carrying their water. Our state’s pre-Roe statutes banning abortion in Texas are 100% good law. Litigation continues, but I’ll keep winning for Texas’s unborn babies. pic.twitter.com/xgQuDtEXQu
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) July 2, 2022
AG Paxton, last month after the SCOTUS decision regarding Roe, warned abortion clinics across the state to cease the procedures immediately, warning that some prosecutors might choose to now pursue the 1925 law that bans the practice.
Pro-abortion advocates across Texas — and the country — entered yet another state of hysteria following the ruling, angry as ever before that they’re unable to kill their unborn children at will.
Texas Supreme Court allows a 1925 abortion ban to go into effect. Yes, women of Texas have just been literally taken back a century!
This weekend, register ten 18-30 year-olds you know to vote! #RoeVWave
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) July 2, 2022
With a little luck and additional attorneys general in red states who are as brave as Paxton, perhaps banning abortion state-by-state will become a new trend.