Texas Democrat: Abortion Bill Will Result in ‘Deadly Consequences’
'Women are going to take their health into their own hands'
Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) warned there would be “deadly consequences” because of the Texas abortion bill banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected.
During an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation," Escobar told guest host Weijia Jiang:
“There are also other real-life consequences that are happening right now, deadly consequences."
“There are folks who want to believe that you can eliminate abortion, but what this law and other laws like it will do is simply make it deadlier, more dangerous."
"Women are going to take their health into their own hands," she said.
"It will impact young women, poor women, and women of color, and I'm really afraid of the lives that will be lost as a result,” she added.
Neon Nettle reported that Texas became the first state in America to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected under the new “Heartbeat” abortion law.
A statement from Texas Right to Life said, as of September 1, “the Texas Heartbeat Act is in effect,” noting the Supreme Court “has not ruled on abortionists’ request to block the policy.”
“Texas is now the first state ever to enforce a heartbeat law,” the pro-life organization celebrated.
The bill also allows private citizens to sue abortion providers if they infringe on the new policy.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court refused to block the Texas law, leaving measures in place.
Escobar said no law could eliminate abortion, but the restrictions can remove access to “safe, legal abortion.”
“I say there's no law that you can create that will eliminate abortion. All that's happening is you're eliminating safe, legal abortion, causing women significant harm,” she said.
Democrat Joe Biden expressed outrage over the law and demanded federal invention against the legislation.
Biden blasted the SCOTUS over the decision, describing the bill as an “unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights.”
Meanwhile, former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile claimed the law was a “war on women" and worse than "rape."
"It’s going to be a long time. No, George, when the penalty for having an abortion after being raped is more severe than the penalty for rape, you know it’s a war on women," she said.