Abortionists never miss a chance to make a public display out of killing as many children as possible, it seems. The hours leading up to the new pro-life Texas Heartbeat Act becoming effective provided no exception.
The new law prohibits abortions after a fetal heartbeat is medically detected. A heartbeat is usually detectable at around six weeks into a pregnancy. Abortion providers tried unsuccessfully to stop the enforcement of the law, as the Supreme Court refused to issue an injunction.
Whole Women’s Health, an abortion clinic in Fort Worth, asked women to come in for last-minute abortions and put its campaign on full blast on the clinic’s Twitter account. The clinic managed to perform 67 abortions in the 17 hours before the law went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on September 1. And, of course, they made a very public showing out of their effort.
The clinic had eight employees present that day and only one doctor over 80 years old. In addition to the 17 abortions that single doctors performed, the clinic saw 60 women who had taken abortion medication. They came in to be sure the medicine had worked so that they could attempt to obtain an abortion that day if necessary to end their pregnancy.
With less than three hours to go before the law became effective, the clinic tweeted that its “staff and doctors” were providing abortions and were “all in” until 11:59.
The clinic’s doctor finished his last abortion at 11:56 p.m. when he and the staff took a moment to “savor it.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement issued September 2 that she intends to seek federal legislation to protect abortionists through the proposed Women’s Health Protection Act. That proposed law would prohibit states from enacting many forms of abortion controls.
While the bill is likely to pass in the House, it will face a significant challenge in the Senate. Because it is ordinary legislation subject to the filibuster rule in the Senate, at least 10 Republican senators would have to vote for the bill for it to pass and be submitted to President Joe Biden for approval.