< p class="sc-v64krj-0 knjbxw">Texas Attorney General's complaint accuses President Joe Biden of flouting the June 24 Supreme Court ruling, which provides freedom for each state to ban abortions on its territory.
Texas filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a directive from the Joe Biden administration that allows emergency physicians to perform abortions if the pregnant woman's life is in danger, even though local laws ban voluntary terminations of pregnancy. (abortion).
The lawsuit, filed by Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, accuses the Democratic president of flouting the June 24 Supreme Court ruling, which ruled freedom for each state to prohibit abortions on its soil.
His government is trying 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 an extreme and radical Republican elected official.
It is inconceivable that a public official would take legal action to prevent women from receiving life-saving emergency care, a right protected by US law, said Karine Jean-Pierre, spokeswoman for Joe Biden, in a statement.
The Texas complaint follows a letter Monday from US Secretary of Health Xavier Becerra to emergency physicians practicing in federally funded hospitals.
Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General
Federal law protects your clinical judgment and the actions you take to stabilize your pregnant patients, regardless of restrictions in place in the state where you practice, he wrote to them.
If a doctor thinks an abortion is necessary to solve a medical emergency, he must perform it, adds the minister. Federal law preempts state laws if they prohibit abortions without exception for the life or health of the pregnant woman, he further assures.
The Joe Biden administration is trying to get its bureaucrats to force hospitals and emergency physicians to perform abortions, criticized Ken Paxton, whose state now bans all abortions.
Its laws, however, provide an exception to save the lives of pregnant women.
It is part of a great legal vagueness since the Supreme Court blasted the federal abortion law that had been in effect for nearly half a century in the United States. activate many laws that have been dormant for years, including century-old laws, but whose provisions may be contradictory.
As of now, about ten of them States in the conservative South and Center ban abortions and a handful of others limit them to the first six weeks of pregnancy. Eventually, half of them should ban abortions on their soil.