FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, [email protected], 240-672-2828
Washington, D.C. – In response to news that a federal judge has blocked Texas’ Heartbeat Act, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) issued the following statement:
“The people of Texas speaking through their state legislators acted to protect unborn children with beating hearts, who are as human as you and me,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The Heartbeat Act is estimated to have saved more than 4,700 babies since it took effect over a month ago. Now an unelected judge has interfered with the clearly expressed will of Texans. For two generations, the U.S. Supreme Court has tied the hands of states to enact laws protecting unborn children and their mothers. It is time to restore this right to the people and update our laws.”
This session the U.S. Supreme Court will consider Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case involving Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act which would stop abortion beyond 15 weeks. The Court will hear oral arguments on December 1, and will address whether all pre-viability abortion limits are unconstitutional.
Earlier this year, SBA List launched a nationwide campaign asserting the humanity of unborn children. Public opinion polls consistently show a strong majority of Americans reject pro-abortion extremism.
SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.