Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Dobbs v. Jackson case back in summer of 2022, Harris County has been a hotspot for pro-abortion shenanigans.
Less than a week after the decision, the Harris County Commissioners court voted 3 to 2 to find ways to “promote and expand access to affordable and no-cost contraception…including access to safe abortions where possible under the law.”
Though the program does not use grants to fund abortion procedures, the language makes it clear that the abortion mafia is intent on grasping whichever straws allow them to dance around Texas law. The victory Texas took in its near-total abortion ban following the dismantling of Roe has become the bane of the Texas Democrats’ existence.
Their most recent move has been in county court, where they voted 4-1 to allocate $6 million in federal funds to clinics for “reproductive health care”. Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey, the only Republican on the court, voted against it. Infamously far-left Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo spearheaded the effort to get it passed. Abortion advocates have been working overtime to draw public attention towards “reproductive health” to press the issue as 2024 approaches.
In Harris County’s southern backyard, Galveston, local resident Marcus Silva has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against three women who conspired with his then-wife to obtain abortion pills through an illegal network in order to kill his unborn child. It is the first wrongful-death lawsuit in the state of Texas brought by a father whose child was killed by an illegal abortion.
The defendants - Amy Carpenter, Aracely Garcia, and Jackie Noyola - also face the prospect of murder charges for assisting in the self-service abortion according to Texas Penal Code §§ 1.07, 19.02, 19.06.
If the lawsuit succeeds, it has the potential of subjecting all U.S. manufacturers and distributors of abortion pills to wrongful-death liability, and would subject pharmacies to liability if the abortion pills they distribute find their way into a state where abortion is illegal.
Countless eyes are fixed on this lawsuit, and Americans are divided; only time will tell where it goes.
As for us, we oppose all forms of abortion and will continue to fight for the rights of all members of Texas families, including the innocent unborn.