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Texas Pro-Life Law Protects Women and Innocents

Posted on November 11, 2015

(This originall appeared in Life News - 5 Pro-life Cases)

  • Case: Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole
  • From 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Last Action: October 5, 2015

The years-long battle to protect pre-born lives in Texas isn’t over yet. Research indicates that more than 10,000 babies in the womb have been saved due to H.B. 2, which enacted commonsense regulations on abortion centers. Yet the law, which passed the Texas House by a bipartisan majority of 96-49 and was signed into law on July 18, 2013, has only been partially implemented.

Abortion providers have filed lawsuit after lawsuit, making arguments against the law’s higher safety standards. One case, backed by an abortion center in El Paso along with several Planned Parenthood clinics, has prevailed before lower-court judges… and now it may be heard before the nation’s highest court.

On Monday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton requested that the Supreme Court uphold the lower court’s ruling which would “protect the health and welfare of Texas women.”