Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick redefined what a baby is so that illegal bounty hunters can look for abortion providers.
Patrick said on Fox News: “Only on the left, few can argue that this is not a baby. A little Texan still alive in the womb when this heartbeat was detected, and so Senate Bill 8 stopped the abortion doctors because doctors are afraid of being sued because any citizen can file a lawsuit against this doctor who is getting an abortion performs. I am proud that we passed it. "
Texas doesn't define personality. They define babies.
It's a terrifying thought. Science has gone in circles forever with the personality debate, but Texas skipped the personality debate and automatically considered a heartbeat to be a baby, which is so bizarrely unscientific it's scary.
It's like Texas deciding that the moon is no longer a moon, but a spaceship orbiting the earth. Texas Republicans made arbitrary decisions about what a baby is.
Texas law is completely unconstitutional and is already being copied by red states across the country.
The good news is that federal lawmakers can easily bypass this law by passing a simple law that grants immunity to anyone across the country who performs an abortion or helps a woman obtain an abortion.
Meanwhile, Texas has delivered what Republicans have always dreamed of. A real Gilead where the state defined what a baby is and now controls women's bodies.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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