Last evening, Federal District Court Judge Robert Pitman granted an injunction in response to the Biden administration’s petition to block enforcement of the Texas Heartbeat Act, SB 8. (Read the Opinion here.) This latest legal development comes as no surprise as the U.S. Department of Justice, Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocates relentlessly fight and scramble apoplectically to do everything in their power to bring down the Heartbeat Act.
The State of Texas has already taken steps to immediately appeal Pitman’s decision to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. We are prayerful that the Fifth Circuit will quickly reverse the injunction against SB 8 since the Fifth Circuit is generally viewed the most conservative Federal appeals court in the nation. The Texas Heartbeat Act seems destined to eventually makes its way again to the U.S. Supreme Court for its consideration.
Pitman, an Obama judicial appointee, flagrantly displayed his extreme pro-abortion position in his scathing 113-page opinion, writing:
“From the moment SB 8 went into effect, women have been unlawfully prevented from exercising control over their lives in ways that are protected by the Constitution…this Court will not sanction one more day of this offensive deprivation of such an important right.”
NOTE: Thanks to one of the many novel, strategic provisions in SB 8, abortionists or those who aid or abet abortionists can still eventually be found liable for any abortions performed now while the injunction is in effect if the injunction is eventually reversed or overturned.
Sadly, this retroactive feature of SB 8 does not appear to be a deterrent for abortion provider Whole Woman’s Health which announced today on Twitter that it has resumed performing abortions in Texas beyond six weeks of a pregnancy when a heartbeat can be detected. In another disturbing tweet, the abortion provider boasted that it has “reached out to people on the waiting list we had to turn away in September” and that “in this climate, every single abortion we can provide is a win.” (See Whole Woman’s tweet here.)
Please join us in praying that:
- Enforceability of the Texas Heartbeat Act will quickly be restored.
- Full abortion services will not resume now because abortion providers will fear the threat of being sued retroactively when the enforceability of SB 8 is restored.
- Hearts and minds of those determined to strike down the Heartbeat Act would be transformed to value and love every unborn child and that they would come to understand the deep emotional and spiritual pain abortion causes women, men and families to suffer.
- Judges and legislators at the federal and state level will use their positions of leadership and authority to honor the Sanctity of Life.