The Texas State Supreme Court just handed down a ruling that sent the Abortion Lobby into a fit of rage

The Abortion Lobby filed lawsuits in several of the states where Pro-Life trigger laws took effect following the Dobbs decision in 2022.

They’re looking for any way they can find to keep the abortion mills running nationwide.

But the Texas State Supreme Court just handed down a ruling that sent the Abortion Lobby into a fit of rage.

After the Dobbs decision overturned Roe and sent the abortion issue back to the individual states, some states already had Pro-Life “trigger laws” on the books.

Texas is one of the states that had a trigger law ready to take effect if the Supreme Court overturned Roe.

The law – which took effect following the Dobbs decision – bans all abortion except when the mother is “at risk of death or poses a serious risk of substantial impairment of a major bodily function unless the abortion is performed or induced.”

But 22 women filed a lawsuit to try and expand the exceptions for medical emergencies under the law.

The Texas Supreme Court recently took up the case after an earlier ruling from a lower court denying the request for an emergency abortion of a non-viable pregnancy.

On Friday, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision against the 22 women’s effort to expand the scope of medical exemptions for an abortion.

“Because the trial court’s order opens the door to permit abortion to address any pregnancy risk, it is not a faithful interpretation of the law,” the state Supreme Court wrote in its ruling. “Texas law permits a life-saving abortion.”

Lead plaintiff Amanda Zurawski wanted to have an abortion after a doctor claimed that she had a condition that the baby would not survive.

Zurawski ultimately had an abortion when she came down with a life-threatening case of sepsis.

She led the lawsuit because she believed she should have been able to have an abortion before her sepsis diagnosis.

But the State Supreme Court wrote in its ruling that “Ms. Zurawski’s agonizing wait to be ill ‘enough’ for induction, her development of sepsis, and her permanent physical injury are not the results the law commands.”

The Court also ruled that a condition that makes a pregnancy non-viable did not meet the requirements for having an abortion set forth by the law.

“As painful as such circumstances are, that the law does not authorize abortions for diagnosed fetal conditions absent a life-threatening complication to the mother does not render it unconstitutional,” the Court wrote.

Of course, the Abortion Lobby responded with outrage to the State Supreme Court’s ruling that protects innocent unborn babies.

Zurawski said the ruling “feels like a gut punch.”

“Unfortunately, the Texas Supreme Court has shown us today that they don’t wish to help pregnant Texans access health care and they don’t want to help doctors practice medicine in the state of Texas,” she said. “The Supreme Court had the opportunity to provide clarity, but they didn’t – and we are right back where we started.”

President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, Nancy Northup, also blasted the ruling.

“Imagine the trauma of being forced to give birth to a baby who would live only hours,” Northup said. “This is happening every day to women in Texas,” she continued. “Today’s decision means the state of Texas thinks it is perfectly OK.”

Northup said the fight is not over yet and promised that she would “continue to pursue every available legal avenue to address the suffering that is happening in Texas.”

But Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton praised the Court’s ruling.

“Today, the Supreme Court of Texas unanimously upheld the Human Life Protection Act, one of our state’s pro-life laws,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “I will continue to defend the laws enacted by the Legislature and uphold the values of the people of Texas by doing everything in my power to protect mothers and babies.”

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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