AUSTIN, Texas (LifeSiteNews) — Texas state legislators have warned law firm Sidley Austin that it could be in violation of the law for funding abortions.
The pro-life Texas Freedom Caucus sent a letter, signed by its chairman, Rep. Mayes Middleton, to the international law firm and informed it that it must preserve all records concerning its alleged aid to a woman who had a chemical abortion in Texas against state law.
It “appears that Sidley may have aided or abetted drug-induced abortions in violation of the Texas Heartbeat Act, by paying for abortions (or abortion-related travel) in which the patient ingested the second drug in Texas after receiving the drugs from an out-of-state provider,” the letter stated. “Litigation is already underway to uncover the identity of those who aided or abetted these and other illegal abortions.”
The letter reminder Sidley Austin that Texas’ pro-life laws “extend to drug-induced abortions if any part of the drug regimen is ingested in Texas, even if the drugs were dispensed by an out-of-state abortionist.”
“To the extent that Sidley is facilitating abortions performed in violation of [state law], it is
exposing itself and each of its partners to felony criminal prosecution and disbarment,” the letter stated.
The letter also warned the company about its current plan to subsidize employees’ abortions.
A law firm in Texas pledged to reimburse the travel costs of employees who leave Texas to murder their unborn children. We are putting them and others on notice of the illegality and consequences of their actions under pre-Roe statutes. See our letter below: #txlege #ProtectLife pic.twitter.com/ef8KNRYbwE
— Texas Freedom Caucus (@TxFreedomCaucus) July 7, 2022
“We will also be introducing legislation next session that will impose additional civil and criminal sanctions on law firms that pay for abortions or abortion travel,” the legislators wrote.
Ever since the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and returning the ongoing debate over the barbaric practice of abortion back to the states, left-wing zealots, politicians, and rioters have taken to the streets and the airwaves to fan the flames of division.
And perhaps no one has epitomized this unhinged rage more than twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Taking her anger out on Justice Clarence Thomas, Clinton has once again shown her propensity for bitterness, hostility towards our Constitution and rule of law, and hatred towards those with differing philosophies from her own.
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The Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which saw a 6-3 majority rule in favor of overturning both Roe v. Wade and 1992's Planned Parenthood v. Casey, was a long time coming: In 1973, seven Justices of the Supreme Court (all males) created a phony constitutional "right" to abortion out of thin air, opening the floodgates to practically unfettered access to abortion across the nation and resulting in the killing of more than 60 million innocent, unborn babies in the nearly 50 years that followed.
But with Roe now out of the picture, this decision will officially fall back to the states, who, by way of their elected lawmakers, may now opt to permit, restrict, or even outright ban the practice of abortion altogether.
And while the majority opinion in Dobbs was penned by Associate Justice Samuel Alito, most of the left's ire in the aftermath of its publication has been directed at a different Justice: Conservative constitutionalist Clarence Thomas, currently the bench's only African-American member, who wrote his own separate concurrence acknowledging other past cases which were decided on similar, constitutionally-lacking bases that could potentially be revisited in the future.
Perhaps no disgruntled abortion supporter has gone out of their way more to deride this ruling and Justice Thomas than former First Lady and Obama Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who let her utter contmept for the unborn, the Constitution, and Justice Thomas show in a CBS interview with Gayle King earlier this week.
.@HillaryClinton: "I went to law school with [Justice Thomas]. He’s been a person of grievance for as long as I have known him — resentment, grievance, anger … Women are going to die, Gayle. Women will die.” pic.twitter.com/nUGWGFVJ3m— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 28, 2022
In her deeply personal attack, Clinton claimed that Justice Thomas, a Yale Law School classmate of hers in the early 1970s (when Roe was first decided), was a "person of grievance for as long as I've known him. Resentment, grievance, anger."
She then went on to criticize the court's ruling in Dobbs, repeating without evidence that "women are going to die" as a result, all while (predictably) ignoring the potentially millions of unborn babies who will now live because of Justices' timely decision.
So while pro-abortion liberals like Hillary Clinton continue to lament the outcome of Dobbs and smear conservative Justices like Clarence Thomas with personal attacks simply for abiding by the text of the Constitution, the pro-life movement and millions of Americans who believe in the constitutional right to life can take pride in nearly half a century's work to achieve the end of Roe, and begin the real work of ending the barbaric practice of abortion in the United States.
Now is the time to put out-of-touch elitists like Hillary Clinton on notice that momentum is on the side of life once again and that America is rejecting the culture of death that has penetrated our way of life for far too long.
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The law will “will prohibit any employer in Texas from paying for elective abortions or
reimbursing abortion-related expense” and “will allow private citizens to sue anyone who pays for an elective abortion performed on a Texas resident, or who pays for or reimburses the costs associated with these abortions.”
The legislation will be modeled on the Texas Heartbeat Act which relies on private lawsuits against anyone who “aids or abets” in an abortion when a baby’s heartbeat can be detected, generally around six weeks.
The proposed law will also “require the State Bar of Texas to disbar any lawyer” who assists in breaking pro-life laws. It will create a private right of action that allows citizens to sue the State Bar to enforce the provision.
Furthermore, the Texas legislators plan to change the law to allow any district attorney to file criminal abortion charges, even if the prosecutor in that district does not enforce the law.
“The state of Texas will ensure that you and colleagues are held accountable for every abortion that you illegally assisted,” the letter stated.
The current law and potential changes would affect corporations that plan to fund abortions for employees.