What the Texas Abortion Law Means for Indiana
I’m sure many of you by now have heard about the monumental Texas “Heartbeat” bill that recently took effect which protects any unborn child whose heartbeat can be detected from abortion. Typically, this is around the sixth week of gestation.
The Texas bill, naturally, has been a hot topic amongst the Hollywood elite. According the Vanity Fair, many celebrities have taken to social media to voice their outrage as well as pump funds into almost every pro-abortion group in existence. Actress Rosanna Arquette publicly stated she turned down starring in a new movie because filming takes place in Texas, while others have demanded the entertainment industry boycott working in Texas entirely.
According to the Daily Mail, women flocked to abortion clinics prior to the bill going into effect. A report noted that just one abortion clinic terminated 67 pregnancies within 17 hours until midnight when the law took effect, when clinics would be fined for allowing abortions of children whose heartbeat was detected. It is nauseating to think about.
While the radical left fearmongers, they pay no attention to alternatives to abortion such as adoption or advocating for assisting with a child’s needs as well helping provide training for new parents. They simply want women to be fearful of their pregnancy and consider it an unwanted, dangerous disease that threatens their future. This is incredibly tragic.
While the radical left screams about nonexistent wars on women, they are completely uninterested in advertising the lifesaving work that crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) provide throughout the country, including Texas. A report from the Lozier Institute found that among 2,700 CPCs surveyed, $266.7 million in goods and services were provided to clients in 2019 alone.
It is because of this culture of death and obscuring of facts by the left that Hoosiers need to ramp up pro-life advocacy here in Indiana.
The U.S. Supreme Court is taking on landmark cases that could severely limit abortions because of viability. The Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case could potentially help states’ arguments for pro-life legislation by asserting that if a child can survive outside of its mother’s womb, then the argument for a woman’s autonomy (ability to decide if she wants to abort) is null. Depending on the outcome, Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization could quickly change how states legislate abortion and effectively overturn Roe v. Wade.
Now more than ever, it is critical for Indiana pro-lifers to capitalize on this momentum and help spread the truth about abortion and information about alternatives, including the incredible work that CPCs do. Just one thing everyone can do is locating a CPC in their community in case a referral can be provided to someone in the future!
It’s time Americans not only stand up for the innocent who can’t protect themselves, but also rebuild a society that truly values the dignity of life.
Indiana may have a ways to go, but the process is beginning for a better tomorrow for the unborn.