Seth Udinski, FISM News
In some vital news in the fight for life, Texas’ “heartbeat bill” is saving thousands of unborn lives, according to numbers recently released.
Abortions in Texas fell by 60% in September, one month after the bill, which bans the procedure as soon as infant cardiac activity is detected, went into effect. For many pregnancies, a heartbeat can be detected only six weeks after conception, and some even sooner than that. This law, which has gained harsh criticism from the left, is about as restrictive as a law can possibly be without banning abortion outright.
Data released from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission this month shows that 2,200 abortions were performed in September, compared to 5,400 in August before the legislation was passed. State health officials say more data will be released on a monthly basis.
While this data is met with great joy from advocates for life, supporters of pre-birth infanticide are enraged. Notorious abortion organization Planned Parenthood said this report reveals “the very beginning of the devastating impact” of the bill.
Contrary to Planned Parenthood’s ire, the law’s influence on the dramatic statewide decrease in abortions has proven to be the opposite of devastating – at least for the thousands of unborn babies that were saved.
Christians should continually pray that a nationwide defense for life would grow, coupled with the landmark Supreme Court case that could limit abortion accessibility in the state of Mississippi. We must pray that pre-birth infanticide will be made not only illegal again in the United States, but unthinkable.
FISM News will release the data for the months following September 2021 and beyond as it surfaces.