Texas abortion law: How it works and what it means for other states | Just the FAQs 1

Texas abortion law: How it works and what it means for other states | Just the FAQs

 

Texas' new abortion law is the most restrictive in the nation. Here's how other states may respond and what the Supreme Court can do about it. RELATED:

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration’s attempt to block temporarily Texas’ ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy will almost certainly put the contentious law back before the Supreme Court – possibly in a matter of weeks, legal experts said.

What happens at that point is anybody’s guess.

The Justice Department asked a federal judge in Austin Tuesday to block the ban, which became the most restrictive abortion law in the nation after the Supreme Court allowed it to take effect this month while the district court hears the federal government's challenge to the law.

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    1. @JC Don’t you know inded a child dosen’t get a choice. Therefore as mature adults one must protect them from those who seek their murder.

    1. @Chocolatito Maravilla yeah I know who they are. And I can’t hardly post either. They delete my comments over the mildest things.

    1. @David who cares about some girl who might be dead, thats not even nation wide important. Why is she so important while countless people are shot in cities daily? Msm is garbage.

    2. Agreed at least on the news cycle. That no mass shootings or restrictive or dumb gun laws look at NY how the law they have has almost ban hunting unless on own property the things have gotten. Well besides the January capitol riot or the election stuff including pandemic elections this is about it and shows how messed up the National news is sensationalizing such a restrictive law on the Republican news side saying it is the best thing since the sandwich was invented and is not, I can think of a bunch that are way better in the USA like winning WWII , winning the space race to the moon, all the inventions that the USA helped do or the other Democratic News side saying it is the worst thing to happen ever in the USA, when the USA had the Civil War, fighting in WWII, the Vietnam disaster, or the Corona Virus, even the Polio outbreak or the Spanish flu of 1918 to 1920.

    3. @nukem bear The submarine deal was to put pressure on China, but you idiots say Biden loves China. China is pissed and said they will nuke Australia. This is because Australia will now get nuclear powered subs able of shooting ballistic missiles. Previous administrations have droned plenty of civilians. Trump has as well, but he tried to skirt a precedent set by the Obama administration in reporting them, but the UN can still monitor it. Trump will do anything to get out of accountability. There was nothing illegal about that drone strike and the military (most of who were also under Trump) got it wrong. But it’s Biden’s fault in your eyes. Afghanistan was a debacle because it was rushed. You should ask veterans that are there still trying to get people out and they will tell you that this should have started under Trump. Newsmax guy lost it when a veteran said it while being interviewed. Look it up on YouTube. Trump released 5000 Taliban prisoners including the now leader of Afghanistan and said we would be out by May 1. Trump also brought the troop count down to 2,500. Biden had to renegotiate and send more troops in and push the date back to Aug 31. You would think the 300,000 US trained Afghan army would be able to handle a small band of Taliban, but they were scared and Kabul fell quick. They are turning Haitians and other people at the Mexico away, but then Biden is somehow at fault again for turning them away? None of the Haitians are coming inside the country. Well they are staying in a border town for processing to be deported. There are other nations too that I can’t remember right now. Inflation is a sign of a recovering economy. We were in a recession with negative oil prices and massive deflation because millions were out of work and no one was spending on anything. Of course you complain about that. As soon as supply catches up with demand prices will normalize. Gas prices are also not much higher than Trump in 2018. Look up the EIA. Tax hikes have repeatedly been said that will only be on the ones making 400,000 or more and also the corporate tax rate. You will not be touched. He’s trying to get the billionaire class to pay not you, the middle class. Stop listening to Fox “Entertainment” Network. They literally have said in court that no reasonable person would believe them and they are simply leaving commentary not the news. You can look that up to. So WTF are you talking about?

    4. @Casemboo No the comparison is not different. You not getting the vaccine is letting this delta variant fly out of control and now there is a mu variant. The more people who are not vaccinated and get it, spread it to others, where it then mutates and creates more variants. These variants are more vaccine resistant , spread more easily and also are more deadly. Why are you seeing such problems in low vaccination states (mainly Republican states) but not high vaccinated states? Your choice is causing other people and possibly yourself to die. We are up to 2000 dying a day right now. Of course it’s fake news til you or someone you know dies of it. You not getting the vaccine is harming or killing someone with a heartbeat. You got plenty of vaccines as a child, but somehow this one is different. If you have a kid don’t get them to get the MMR or Tdap vaccines. See how many public activities they will be able to participate in. They also eradicated small pox because of compliance. But now this is political BS. People listen to what happened to Niiki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s balls vs the actual medical experts. These are called critical thinking skills. Sorry you don’t have any. Get vaccinated redneck.

    1. @AbagOfmilk Despite what you might think, people still practice abstinence to this day and don’t have sex until they are ready to have a baby. If you are going to have sex you have to know there is a chance you are going to have a baby. If you are not willing to raise a baby, then don’t have sex. Even if someone isn’t adopted they still deserve to live. You shouldn’t assume things you don’t know about others, but anyways my upbringing is irrelevant. Innocent people deserve to live no matter their race, sex, income, etc. As of right now I do not plan to adopt, but I still think people deserve to live. Your logic is flawed.

    2. @Jamison Owen Show and you shouldn’t make people do something they don’t wanna do. And the Foster Care system in America is really horrible and most kids end up growing out of it once there 18 and have to live on there own, no money, no home.

    3. @Jamison Owen Show That is a very good point. Just because someone is in a bad position (in the adoption system) doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get to live. But do you ever worry about their quality of life sometimes?

    1. @ShadowFox The late Dr. Bernard Nathanson, former abortionist and co-founder of the pro-abortion group NARAL, admitted that the number of women dying from back-alley and self-inflicted abortions was completely fabricated prior to the Roe v. Wade decision. Abortion proponents claimed that a million women were obtaining illegal abortions in the United States each year, and 5,000 to 10,000 women were dying as a result of back-alley abortions. However, as Nathanson said, the numbers were highly exaggerated to sway public opinion.

      Nathanson wrote: “I confess that I knew the figures were totally false, and I suppose the others did too if they stopped to think of it. But in the ‘morality’ of our revolution, it was a useful figure, widely accepted, so why go out of our way to correct it with honest statistics? The overriding concern was to get the laws eliminated [laws against abortion], and anything within reason that had to be done was permissible.”

    2. @ShadowFox my opinion is no. It’s bad enough to be a rape victim. Would be even worse to be a murderer. Why should the child pay the penalty of death because of the crime his father committed. However, if everyone agreed to only abort rape babies, the abortion rate would drop 99%. So that would be a giant leap in the right direction. I understand that would be a horrible situation but the truth is that rape causes less than 1% of abortions.

    3. @ethics first You are a ignoramus
      Numbers
      24 And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter.

      25 Then the priest shall take the jealousy offering out of the woman’s hand, and shall wave the offering before the Lord, and offer it upon the altar:

      26 And the priest shall take an handful of the offering, even the memorial thereof, and burn it upon the altar, and afterward shall cause the woman to drink the water.

      27 And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people.

    4. @SlayerofFiction Folks, read the whole section, the part Slayer dishonestly leaves out and you will see how ignorant and deceitful Slayer is.
      Again, you represent your side perfectly.
      The rest of the section makes clear it is in GOD’S hands.
      Not the priests, not the woman’s.
      You lie, by omission, because you lack ethics.

  1. You forget the Mississippi case. The setting of the age at six months will make the Mississippi setting at 15th months seem much more reasonable. But it also strikes at the heart of the Roe case. which begged the question of the humanity of the unborn child. How could a human fetus not be a human being? More narrowly, how could the deliberate causing of a miscarriage of a child be a GOOD thing? Treating it as a tragic event or even as a necessary evil is one thing. But the termination of a norm pregnancy in a medical facility designed for nothing except the killing. is a cold-blooded act. Like selling one human being to another.

    1. Don’t you mean 6 weeks and 15 weeks not months? There is quite a difference. Pregnancy is only 40 weeks. Viability is generally 20 weeks.

    2. go into detail of any one medical procedure and it will get medieval real quick. describing the details of abortion does nothing but play on your emotions. republicans will force you to have the baby but complain for paying the tax for the highway that child will have to drive on. cry cry cry. if you dont want your taxes going to programs to better peoples situations then you will pay more taxes to deal with their situations when they turn bad.

    3. Would you rather these procedures go underground in hidden in basements and kitchens? Done with coat hangers? Abortions were always done. Way before they were legal. Strangers have no right to control what women they do not know do. Its private. It may not be believed to be bad in their religion or beliefs. We have freedom of religion here, and even atheism. You cannot and should not force your beliefs on anyone, just as you would not want any other religious beliefs forced on you. Keep government out of healthcare its a private matter.

    4. So what you are saying is all guns should be banned so there will be no more mass shootings? Because life is precious.

    1. Throughout history civilizations who did not practice child sacrifice have also fallen. Something else to think about. Besides WTF does child sacrifice have anything to do with abortion?

    1. @Schwifty As a former fetus myself, I believe they are equal to you and I. Let’s just be happy we weren’t aborted when we were at our fetus stage!

    2. @Jamison Owen Show I’m lucky that America was founded, otherwise I wouldn’t be here, I’m lucky that World War 1 happened, otherwise a cascade of different events would have taken place and I might not be here. Just because something took place in the past that allowed you to be here is not how we determine what actions are moral or immoral.

    3. @Schwifty The flawed logic with your statement is that once the egg is fertilized YOU ARE HERE. At that point you exist.

  2. I don’t understand why we cannot come together and come to a logical compromise and set a cut off date, but then again if we solve this issue then it cannot be used as ammunition for the next election cycle.

    1. There’s a few reasons why this can’t happen. First off, it was already attempted with Roe v. Wade, which was a compromise with the public rather than a legitimate interpretation of Constitutional law. Viability outside the womb makes for a terrible legal barometer of life, because science is always advancing and that date keeps getting pushed forward. Other measures like first brain activity, first heartbeat, etc. also rely upon things that aren’t as clear-cut as you might think…

      It’d be hard to select a date that would satisfy the public. Personally, I think a few months would give a woman sufficient time to realize that she has a living thing growing inside of her. Anything past that is beyond negligent imo… But of course, many would disagree with me. It’s a hotly contested issue where people have a ton of different opinions.

      If we agree that the legal definition of life should be the same as the scientific consensus, life would begin at conception. 97% of biologists agree on this – it’s hard to get 97% of a group to agree on anything. Of course, going by that definition would make even Plan B illegal… So many would find that unsuitable.

      Another more pragmatic reason this issue won’t be solved: politicians need it for voter turnout. They campaign on issues like this. Ever notice that these issues often get left in a gray area where nobody is happy? That’s why – it’s a deliberate strategy occurring on both sides (perhaps even in a coordinated effort).

    2. @Joey Kelly roe v wade was also a court case and not a law that went through proper stages, that’s a big part of the push back on roe v wade

    3. Let’s compromise to end all abortions except for those of rape victims and cases where the mother has a significant chance of dying giving birth.

    1. @Carmen Rodriguez they don’t have the ability to think…They don’t want you to get rid of it But refuse to support the child after it’s born in any way

    2. @Jamison Owen Show probabky concerns about being able to afford a child, their future and careers, being able to support a child, potentially their health, ect. I find that most pro-choice people don’t want to kill babies, but they just feel they have to and it is the only option.

    1. Why are so many people against vaccinations when many times in US history, vaccines have been mandated. People actually took them because they cared for the health of themselves and the people around them. Tucker Carlson mentioned how it weakened our military that they have to take the vaccine because of Biden when most military personnel take loads of other vaccines before being deployed. You guys are extraordinary idiots.

    2. @Akhil Batra I know! I don’t get the problem, it’s like no one knows that they are mandated anyway. They act like this is a new thing

    1. @AbagOfmilk free? Nothing is free. We are paying for it. Trying to blame the government? Lol. How bout u pay for your own condoms.

    2. @Warrior Domino the taxes you pay for kids in foster care would go way down if you made birth control free instead

      their parents get cell phones
      Teenagers can’t afford condoms and most parents will refuse anyway and people will have sex regardless
      Why would you want irresponsible people having kids? Can you answer that with logic?

  3. This “Abortion Law” may as well be a gift to the Democrats. No more mid terms for the RepubliKKKans. Abbott is up for reelection too. He’s even got challengers on his own side. People are sensing the weakness.

    1. @hickstersks The Supreme Court will uphold Roe. You got no chance at repealing it. Again this is not technically an abortion law or else it would have been struck down. This is just Texans snitching on other Texans. Now it’s people from other states too. You got a felon from I forget where trying to cash in from that doctor who admitted he gave an abortion. How would you know a woman had an abortion with a fetus with a heartbeat? Women in Texas will continue to have abortions after “six weeks.” The people who try to cash in will get doxed by hackers. I guarantee it.

    2. ​@Jamison Owen Show Our foster care system is already overburdened. And children without parents tend to be problematic going into adulthood. Of course not all, but look at the current statistics. Texas needs to be prepared for this by way of a tax increase to build housing for these children without parents. Also, explain to me how it is a gift to babies who never had a chance to live when their life could be hell because the mother does not want the child.

    3. @Akhil Batra why are you obsessed with killing babies? Sounds like satan has his claws in you. You may want to take a good look at your soul. You’re going to have to look all those children in their eyes when you die.

    4. @hickstersks A fetus is not a baby. Learn some biology. Also if you believe Satan exists, then you have other problems as well. There is no heaven or hell, I’m sorry to burst your bubble. They are about as real as Santa Claus. They are just stories of fantasy told to you for you to live in fear. What children am I going to have to look at when I die? They are fetuses that are not viable. That’s why when a a “baby” is born premature it needs to be connected to all sorts of tubes to help it breath. If a woman decides she does not want a child, that is HER choice, not yours.

  4. Interesting statistics from the CDC: the national mortality rate from abortions is .67 women per 100,000 abortions, while the mortality rate from Viagra is five men per 100,000 prescriptions.

    1. Abortions kill another human being, not the woman receiving the operation. Many times the woman is permanently damaged during the operation though.
      Viagra kills the male taking the medicine.

    2. @Wayne Smith Well, gee, I could believe you, or I could believe a doctor. Which has more medical education, training, and experience, Wayne? I’m betting it’s not you, since you are an ignorant liar. In fact, abortion is far safer than childbirth.

    1. @The Fantastic Muriel You even say “the unborn.” How are they children if they are still attached to an umbilical cord and in the womb?

    2. @The Fantastic Muriel What the hell is “sexual maturation?” And is “human offspring” just another way of saying what it actually is, a fetus? Again…. protected by the Constitution, so it doesn’t matter what you feel. How do you feel about guns? Should they be legal? We have an army now so we don’t need a “well organized militia” anymore. Should guns be outlawed?

    3. @Akhil Batra Sexual maturation is also known as sexual maturity. Human offspring is from conception until adulthood. If you don’t understand a word, you can always google it. Where in the constitution does it say you can kill your child? I’d love to know. Distancing ourselves from information that contradicts our beliefs and actions is called denial. Rationalization and denial are methods we use to cope with unwanted, stressful information. This is why arguments for the prochoice position are saturated in rationalization and denial. At the end of the day, it is alarmingly easy for us to ignore evidence to the contrary, as well as the promptings of our consciences, and simply believe whatever we want to believe.

    4. @The Fantastic Muriel Haven’t I already answered this question to you idiots 1000 times. Killing a child is illegal. Case where she didn’t get convicted, Casey Anthony. A fetus is NOT a child. To keep a long post short. In the Constitution it is protected by Roe v Wade and Casey vs Planned Parenthood. It was determined that a woman’s right to choose was protected by the 14th amendment, and gives women a right to privacy. A woman may abort a baby until point of viability. Can a young fetus live outside a woman’s womb? Then no, it’s not a child. My question was what does sexual maturation have to do with abortion. You people are unbelievable. You call yourselves Constitutionalists only if it fits your narrative. I’m not the one in denial buddy. You’re the one who is trying to put your false morality and attempted “consciousness” on people who are pro choice. The pro lifers are pretty much, you must have that baby, but F you when it’s born. You know how many unwanted babies without families there would be if abortion were not allowed? The strain on ALL Americans would not only be on society itself but the actual CHILD. You know, the point of viability. F your sexual maturation BS, where is that in the Constitution? And where in the Constitution does it say you CAN NOT have an abortion?

  5. Well they might want to make the morning after pill readily available 7 days a week at any and all pharmacy stores for little to no money cause what a mess this is going to be…jeez.

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