Texas’ abortion law is the new flashpoint in the culture war. The Left wants to make Texas pay, while the right sees enemies everywhere.
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that allowed Texas’ new abortion law, which effectively bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, the Biden Department of Justice announced it will do everything it can to “protect those seeking to obtain or provide” an abortion.
- Abortion is the latest flashpoint in the culture war, a battle the Biden administration is proving difficult to win among a “growing number of issues” the President is “being pushed to prioritize.”
- Republicans in other states are using Texas’ new law as a template to introduce pro-life legislation of their own.
- The next legal challenge against the Texas law is from the Satanic Temple church, which says it violates their religious beliefs.
- The backlash to the law grows as a tech company CEO was forced out of his position after publicly supporting the law and Portland, Oregon is considering banning official travel to the Lone Star state for city employees.
- The Atlantic published an opinion piece by an obstetrician highlighting some of the “worst case scenario” high-risk pregnancies she has encountered as an argument against the Texas abortion law.
- The New York Times detailed the pro-life movement’s (which it calls the anti-abortion movement) modern genesis in Texas and its belief that since Roe v. Wade was originally in Texas, they feel a need “to push for its disintegration.”
- Huffington Post reported on the Justice Department’s effort to “protect the safety of people seeking abortions” using a 1994 law that guarantees safe access to abortion clinics, though how that will work remains to be seen.
- The New York Post reported on Portland, Oregon’s attempt to ban trade, not just official travel, with the state of Texas, reporting “it’s not exactly clear what such a ban would look like.”
- Newsmax quoted former President Donald Trump who said he believes the Texas anti-abortion law was “very complex and also probably temporary.”
- Sohrab Amari wrote in The American Conservative that the Texas abortion law has once again pitted conservatives against corporate power after companies like Uber, Lyft, and dating app Bumble have come out against the law.
Amari has been on the front lines of the Right’s battle against corporate woke-ism. He elegantly details the headwinds conservatives are facing. Mainstream and liberal media have now browbeaten corporate America, so afraid of any type of backlash by the dominant institutions of media and academia, into cultural compliance.
© Dallas Gerber, 2021