Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an updated advisory clarifying which Texas laws banning abortion are in effect after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its final judgement in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
The ruling overturned the landmark abortion ruling of Roe v. Wade, triggering Texas’ Human Life Protection Act to take effect 30 days after the court issued the judgment.
The new Texas law takes effect Aug. 25.
All Texas statutes prohibiting abortion predating Roe that were still on the books and never changed by the state legislature are also fully in effect, Paxton said. Since June, he’s maintained, they “are 100% in effect and constitutional.”
“Texas law in a post-Roe world has already been written,” Paxton said. “Now that the Supreme Court has finally overturned Roe, I will do everything in my power to protect mothers, families, and unborn children, and to uphold the state laws duly enacted by the Texas Legislature.” Read more…