Kimberlyn Schwartz of Texas Right to Life says the Supreme Court of Texas ruled Friday that a lawsuit from abortionists is invalid, and justices recommended that it be dismissed. Now the case will go back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
"Pro-lifers should be extremely encouraged by this news," she asserts.
If this lawsuit gets thrown out altogether, then the 14 lawsuits against Texas Right to Life will be the only hope abortion advocates have against the Texas Heartbeat Act.
"The abortion industry is thinking if we can't take down the law directly, we're going to try to take down Texas Right to Life," says Schwartz. "We are a symbol of the law; we are the greatest defenders of preborn children, and the abortion industry sees that. That's why they're trying to attack us in that venue."
The Texas Heartbeat Act bans most abortions after six weeks and allows private citizens to sue abortionists who violate the law. Schwartz has been encouraged to see the success since the law took effect in September 2021.
"Every legal challenge thus far has failed," she celebrates. "First you had this lawsuit that is on the path hopefully to being thrown out. You had the Biden administration's case trying to take down the law and the Biden administration suing the state of Texas. The Supreme Court of the United States threw that one out, and now the only vehicle left will be the 14 lawsuits against Texas Right to Life if this other lawsuit is indeed dismissed."
According to Associated Press, the Texas Supreme Court has dealt "essentially a final blow to abortion clinics' best hopes" of stopping the measure, which will now fully stay in place "for the foreseeable future."