AUSTIN, Texas — This evening, Politico leaked a draft opinion from Justice Alito outlining the intentions of 5 Supreme Court Justices to overturn Roe v. Wade. While the opinion has not yet established legal precedent, SCOTUS has emphatically emphasized that Texas families will be left in the hands of extremist authoritarians. Due to the “Trigger Law” passed in the 87th Legislative Session, abortion will be banned outright if Roe v. Wade is overturned and will enforce the criminalization of abortion providers effective immediately.
Statement from Texas Democratic Party Co-Executive Director Hannah Roe Beck:
“This news is no surprise in Texas, where our right to an abortion has been under attack for decades, but that doesn’t lessen the blow that this levels against people and families in Texas or in our nation.
“Our right to an abortion is fundamental to our freedoms as Texans and Americans. But yet again — conservatives in our courts, our congress, and our state legislatures have failed us while they pander to their extremist primary bases and donors. Americans have fought for generations to defend our right to control our bodies, to control our decision on when to start a family. No person ought to have the right to intervene in such a personal, intimate decision.
“No child or adult should be forced to carry a pregnancy to term against their will. Period. Radical conservatives are running on a platform of authoritarianism, forced birth, and human suffering. They are anti-freedom and anti-Texan.
“While this news is bleak, we cannot and will not stop fighting. This will only power our fight to codify the right to abortion at the federal level. It’s more important than ever that we elect leaders who are ready to put everything on the line to get this through Congress. We cannot tolerate anything less.