Texas on Thursday filed a complaint against a Joe Biden government directive that authorizes emergency physicians to perform abortions in cases of danger to the pregnant woman’s life, even if local laws prohibit abortions. The lawsuit, filed by Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, accuses the Democratic president of “curse» the Supreme Court judgment of June 24, which gave each state the freedom to legislate abortion on its territory.
his governmenttrying to use federal law to turn every emergency department in the country into a walk-in abortion clinic“, according to this document. The White House quickly criticized the action of a “elected extreme and radical republican“.”It is inconceivable that a government official would take legal action to prevent women from receiving life-saving emergency care, a right protected by US law.Karine Jean-Pierre, Joe Biden’s spokesperson, said in a press release.
The complaint in Texas follows a letter Monday from Health Secretary Xavier Becerra to emergency physicians working in federally funded hospitals. federal law”protects your clinical judgment and the actions you take to stabilize your pregnant patients, regardless of the restrictions in the state where you practice‘ he wrote to them.
If a doctor thinks an abortion is necessary to resolve a medical emergency,”he has to practice it‘ adds the minister. federal law”preemptState laws prohibit abortion without exception for the life or health of the pregnant woman, he still assures. The Government of Joe Bidentries to get its bureaucrats to force hospitals and emergency rooms to perform abortionscriticized Ken Paxton, whose state now bans all abortions.
However, the laws provide for an exception to save the lives of pregnant women and the complaint filed Thursday appears to be mainly political. It’s part of a major legal ambiguity since the Supreme Court changed the abortion right that’s been in effect in the United States for nearly half a century. His decision has, in fact, made it possible to enact many laws that have been dormant for years, including centuries-old laws, but the provisions of which can be contradictory. Right now, a dozen states, in the South and the Conservative Center, ban abortions and a handful of others restrict them to the first six weeks of pregnancy. Ultimately, half of them should ban abortions on their territory.