Biden Administration Says It Will “Protect” Women In Texas After Failing To Protect Women In Afghanistan
The Biden Administration is quickly refocusing on issues that matter to them. Keeping abortion laws as loose as possible everywhere around the United States is a top priority. So since Texas has just signed a Pro-Life Abortion law that the Supreme Court has decided not to strike down, the Biden administration is acting quickly. Unfortunately for women in Afghanistan (both Americans still stranded there and women of Afghan descent), the Biden administration did not seem to have the same sense of urgency for them. At the same time, a female police officer was brutally murdered by the Taliban.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Monday that it would safeguard women seeking abortions in the state of Texas, after the passing of controversial restrictive abortion legislation in the state. The announcement comes amid widespread controversy surrounding the passage of the bill.
Women in the Lone Star State who are still seeking abortions will get assistance from the Agency of Justice, according to a news statement from Attorney General Merrick Garland. The department will investigate “all possibilities” to challenge the new Texas legislation, according to the announcement.
“The department will provide support from federal law enforcement when an abortion clinic or reproductive health center is under attack. We have reached out to U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and FBI field offices in Texas and across the country to discuss our enforcement authorities,” Garland said in the statement.
“We will not tolerate violence against those seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health services, physical obstruction or property damage in violation of the FACE Act,” he said.
According to a Department of Justice press release, the FACE Act bans the use or threat of force, as well as physical obstruction, that injures or interferes with a person who is attempting to receive or deliver reproductive services.
Damage to a health institution that offers reproductive health care is likewise prohibited under the legislation, which was passed into law in 1994.
The action by the Justice Department comes in the wake of widespread opposition to Texas’ new abortion legislation, which went into force on Wednesday.
Abortion is effectively prohibited once a fetal heartbeat is discovered, which is usually six weeks into the pregnancy, according to the law, which was signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R).
In a 5-4 decision on Wednesday, the Supreme Court declined to overturn Texas’ new abortion legislation.
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