For Immediate Release: November 1, 2021
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: The Texas Heartbeat Law had its first day in front of our nation’s highest court this morning.
“After three hours of oral arguments and many questions from the justices, it’s clear the authors of this law truly have created a unique and effective pro-life measure,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Throughout today’s proceedings both restrained and liberal jurists lobbed tough questions. Never before has our nation seen such a clever legislative and legal maneuver.
“I’m reminded that Janet Porter called this the best pro-life law ever written. We hope and pray that she is right! The law doesn’t even pursue an argument specifically against Roe v. Wade and the so-called ‘right to abortion.’ It is well crafted and we pray that it stands up to the scrutiny of an ever-overreaching slate of federal judges. Bravo to the authors and defenders of the Texas Heartbeat Law today in court. We wish them all speed and success! We will continue to support them, and encourage all to do likewise, as this legal battle continues.”
Supreme Court Justices will now decide whether to allow the challenge to the Texas Heartbeat Law to move forward. A separate opinion would be needed to strike down the law or leave in place a lower court ruling blocking the law.