The Texas abortion law spurred a pro-abortion protest at the University of Texas-Austin, which is the flagship university for the Lone Star State. Advocates, some of whom were college students, parroted left-wing and pro-abortion talking points against the law.
The law, known as SB 8, was passed by the Republican-majority state legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. The law bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and allows private citizens to sue those involved in performing abortions. It also stipulates that if the plaintiff prevails, they can receive $10,000 from the defendant.
At the protest, Sarah Wheat, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, claimed the law was “unimaginably cruel.” She said, “Whether you’re an out-of-state student who just lost the constitutional right to abortion you would have been afforded at home, or a native Texan forced to leave the state for health care, college students face an incredible burden under SB 8.” Wheat added, “Students juggling school, work and family commitments are forced to skip classes, call out from their jobs and scrape together transportation costs needed to travel the hundreds of miles it can take to leave Texas.”
Other protests against the Texas law took place in other cities, such as Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, California. The Women’s March, a left-wing and anti-Trump organization criticized for its previous members’ anti-Semitic remarks, organized these rallies.
College students and the younger generation tend to be more politically liberal, and in this case, more in favor of pro-abortion laws. Although, on a larger scale, national polling shows that it is a virtual tie between pro-life and pro-abortion supporters.
The Left, the left-wing mainstream media, and the abortion industry consider Texas’s new law to be the most restrictive law in the country. But that did not stop the law from going forward after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the ban, which only occurred after a federal judge temporarily halted the law’s enactment.
Pro-abortion activists call abortion an essential part of health care for women, but there is little rhetoric or discussion on whether the life of the baby (or fetus, as the Left calls unborn children) is taken into account. As much as the abortion industry claims they champion women’s right to choose and back science, the industry ignores crucial details about conception and the wellbeing of both mother and child.
Pro-life activists, by comparison, highlight the value of every human life and the potential for any child to become the next pivotal leader in their community, in addition to the mental health and physical health consequences of abortion. Some scientists point out that a fetus is formed at conception, which is known as fertilization of the egg. At that point, scientists can agree that human life begins.
So much for the Left and abortion industry following the science, when the science disagrees with their flawed conclusions and misleading slogans.