FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2022
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Pro-Life “Trigger” Laws in Effect in ID, TN & TX; Lives Saved Nationwide Approaching 200,000
Washington, D.C. – Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America celebrated as pro-life “trigger” laws went into effect in Idaho, Tennessee, and Texas today, with the potential to save over 60,000 lives by broadly protecting unborn children and their mothers from abortion throughout pregnancy.
Idaho’s law is in effect despite a technical finding by a federal judge Wednesday regarding enforcement of the law’s protections for the life of the mother.
On Wednesday a federal judge in Texas blocked illegal guidance from the Biden administration that would order health care professionals in Texas to carry out abortions, even against their medical judgment. Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., a board-certified OB-GYN who has been practicing in Texas for more than 25 years, issued a fact check today debunking pro-abortion misinformation about protections for the mother in the Texas Human Life Protection Act – click to read Dr. Skop’s fact check.
“Today we celebrate the strongest protections yet for thousands of unborn babies and their mothers across Idaho, Tennessee and Texas,” said SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Victories like these are made possible by the Dobbs decision that paved the way for all Americans and their elected representatives to protect life in our laws.”
Since the Dobbs decision, more than a dozen states have taken action to protect life, with the potential to save more than 200,000 lives.
Dannenfelser also slammed the Biden administration for attempting to interfere with democratically enacted pro-life laws:
“All across the country, Americans are rejecting Biden and the Democrats’ radical agenda of imposing abortion on demand until birth nationwide. Abortion is not health care – it ends the lives of children with beating hearts, who can suck their thumb and feel pain. Contrary to the lies of the abortion lobby, every pro-life state law allows life-saving medical care for pregnant women during a medical emergency. Pro-life doctors stand ready to provide excellent medical care as always. We thank Governors Greg Abbott, Bill Lee and Brad Little along with all our allies in the states who worked tirelessly enact these protections, and we stand with them in the fight against Washington Democrats’ extremism.”
A Charlotte Lozier Institute legal and medical analysis shows that all 23 states with strong pro-life laws currently on the books allow necessary and timely medical treatment for miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and other procedures necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million 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.