WASHINGTON-The U.S. government sued southwestern Texas on Thursday in an attempt to block its new law prohibiting abortion in the state after about six weeks of pregnancy, which is the country’s most stringent anti-abortion law.
Attorney General Merrick Garland (Merrick Garland) stated at a press conference in Washington that Texas law “is clearly unconstitutional based on the long-term Supreme Court precedent” and gives American women the constitutional right to abortion.
He said that the Ministry of Justice “has a responsibility to uphold the rule of law” when it filed a lawsuit against the country’s second largest state. He said that “all the clauses” of the law are related to him.
The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 last week to allow the law to take effect. This decision was praised by anti-abortion advocates who hoped to eventually overturn the court’s landmark decision in 1973, which declared the United States Women enjoy the reproductive rights stipulated in the Constitution. Abortion.
Those who support abortion rights in the United States, including President Joe Biden, mocked the court’s late-night decision, which has stopped most abortions in the state.
Biden warned that the law will lead to “unconstitutional chaos” because it gives ordinary citizens, not government officials, the right to enforce the law, and civil suits against those who help women have an abortion after six weeks, whether it’s a doctor performing an operation or driving a car. Women who go to the clinic.
The law allows those who win such lawsuits to charge at least $10,000, and this is no exception in rape or incest cases.
Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott said this week that the state will work to “eliminate all rapists on the streets of Texas” by arresting and prosecuting them. He defended the law, saying that the raped woman still had six weeks to end her pregnancy. Many women did not realize that they were pregnant at six weeks.
Those who support abortion rights in the United States worry that the High Court’s ruling allowing Texas law to take effect heralds the erosion or reversal of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision to establish abortion rights.
In the new term that begins next month, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about a ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy passed by the southern state of Mississippi.