(TEXAS) LATEST: Right to Life gets barrage of disturbing threats and messages after abortion law’s passage #AceNewsDesk

#AceNewsReport – Sept.15: The Bellaire, Texas, Police Department is investigating threats against Texas Right to Life after police dispatched a bomb squad to the scene Friday amid multiple online and voicemail threats wishing rape and death on the pro-life employees at the organization in the wake of Texas’ abortion law…..

#AceDailyNews says that according to Fox4 News the Bellaire Police Department sent out a bomb squad to investigate a suspicious package at Texas Right to Life ……

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“We take these kind of threats very seriously,” Bellaire Chief of Police Onesimo Lopez told Fox News on Sunday. “Our Criminal Investigations Division is conducting an investigation into the threats and will follow up on any leads that develop.”

“No other information is available at this time,” Lopez added.

The Bellaire Police Department sent out a bomb squad to investigate a suspicious package at Texas Right to Life on Friday after the pro-life group had received multiple threats, Fox 4 News reported. Local police evacuated the building and brought in the Houston police bomb squad to examine the package, which turned out not to contain an explosive device.

Bellaire police confiscated the package and warned the public that making a bomb threat is a criminal offense. Individuals convicted of a “Terroristic Threat” face a fine of up to $4,000 and nearly a year in jail.

“We take all of these threats very seriously,” Kimberlyn Schwartz, director of media and communication at Texas Right to Life, told Fox News in an interview on Sunday. “We report all of them to the local police.”

Houston Police bomb squad outside Texas Right to Life headquarters. Photo credit: Texas Right to Life

She said Texas Right to Life has received more threats after the implementation of S.B.8, the Texas abortion law that enables private citizens to bring a civil lawsuit against an abortionist, or someone who aids and abets abortion, if the abortion provider detected the unborn baby’s heartbeat before carrying out the procedure, or if they refuse to check for a heartbeat after roughly six weeks’ gestation. Many abortion activists have condemned the law as effectively overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, since many women often do not realize they are pregnant until they pass six weeks’ gestation.

Schwartz said that the pro-life group has hired 24-7 security at the office and set up cameras to monitor the building. She added that Texas Right to Life staff have altered their daily routines to enhance security.

“It’s definitely taken a physical and emotional toll on a lot of us – especially in the very beginning of these really serious threats – to where we would fear for the safety of ourselves and our homes and our children,” the spokeswoman added. “It definitely has made an impact on us personally.”

“It’s been heartbreaking to see the violence that people can have in their hearts,” Schwartz said. She noted that Texas Right to Life has “always” condemned threats against workers at abortion clinics, which she also described as “heartbreaking.”

Schwartz sent Fox News multiple photos and voicemail messages with profane and disturbing messages and threats that Texas Right to Life received. Even the disturbing sample that Fox News received represented a small portion of the “shocking and appalling” messages and threats, she said.

On September 7 at 9:34pm, one user submitted a “patient advocacy request” with a direct bomb threat. In the “additional notes” section of the request, the user wrote, “There’s a bomb being sent through the mail from Portland. You should heed this warning as your only notice. Enjoy the following five days.”

Bomb threat message. Photo courtesy of Texas Right to Life.

A user on social media sent Texas Right to Life a message with a “short tutorial on how to tie a noose,” encouraging staffers to “please follow the instructions, procure a noose, stick your neck in the hole, and then let your body dangle by the neck.” 

“I do hope you get your dues soon, scum of the earth,” the user added, before identifying herself as “someone who gives a s*** about women.”

Noose message. Image courtesy Texas Right to Life

One email – with the subject line “BURN IN HELL B****ES” – added the ominous message, “tick tock.” 

Another email – with the subject line “your wonderful new law” – wished death on the entire organization. “I hope whoever reads this and everybody who works there dies a painful death, asap. Have a nice day, scum,” the sender wrote.

Tick Tock message. Image courtesy Texas Right to Life.

“You guys are f—ing pieces of sh**. I wish the worst on you and your families,” one angry voicemail message ran. “You guys can rot in hell when you die. However long that will be. I don’t know. I hope you have short lives, though. Like if you’re in a plane, I hope it crashes. If you’re in a car, I hope it crashes. … You guys should have been aborted.”

Some callers attacked the pro-life activists as “child molesters” and “pedophiles.”

Death wish sent to Texas Right to Life. Photo credit: Texas Right to Life

Other voicemail messages insulted the Christian faith (Texas Right to Life is a Christian organization, although Schwartz noted that many non-Christians also oppose abortion for scientific and moral reasons). 

“Guess what, sweetie, the Lord isn’t going to f**king save you because there isn’t one. Because Jesus wasn’t White, the apostles weren’t White, the Bible has been rewritten so many f—ing times… Jesus is a figment of your f—ing imagination,” one caller yelled. “Don’t push your f—ing bullsh** religion on us, on the rest of us. … You’re a f—ing cult.”

When Fox News asked Schwartz which of the messages shocked her most, she said, “The ones about eating babies were the most horrific.”

“Hi, is it okay to eat babies?” one caller said, suggesting that “you’re not allowed to do anything until they’re born. Once they’re born is it okay to eat them? That could solve the hunger problem.” 

Another caller spoke about “pickling” babies and eating them with “chili pepper” because, “I love Satan so much.”

Schwartz attributed the threats to desperation among pro-abortion activists. She noted that abortion clinics have temporarily halted abortions in Texas so as to avoid liability under S.B.8.

“They cannot stand that we’re saving about 100 babies a day with the Texas Heartbeat Act,” the pro-life spokeswoman said. “The anti-life activists cannot stand that.”

Schwartz attributed the attacks to a form of “spiritual warfare.” She said that despite the disgusting and terrifying messages, “We’re not deterred. We have faith in God. We believe that our work is for the kingdom of God. I think that God has been preparing us for this for a long time.”

Despite all the negative messages, Schwartz also said the pro-life group has received an outpouring of support, with people “stepping up and offering to help, with prayers or donations or volunteering.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.15: 2021:

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(MEXICO CITY) Supreme Court Report: On Tuesday its been ruled that criminal penalties for terminating pregnancies are unconstitutional #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.08: On Tuesday, the court ordered the state of Coahuila to remove sanctions for abortion from its criminal code……

#AceDailyNews says that Mexico has decriminalised abortion in landmark ruling for the northern state of Coahuila, prevents women from being prosecuted for getting an abortion.

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The ruling could pave the way for the decriminalisation of abortions across the country

Abortion is currently severely restricted in all but four of the country’s states: Supreme Court Justice Luis Maria Aguilar described the move as a “historic step for the rights of women”.

The decision could pave the way for the decriminalisation of abortions across the country. 

Currently, abortion is only legal in a handful of states, except in cases of rape or where the mother’s life is in danger. 

A judicial source said the ruling will affect the whole of Mexico, allowing women in states where abortion is criminalised to undergo the procedure with a judge’s order. 

The Information Group on Reproductive Choice (GIRE), which campaigns for abortion rights, described the decision as “historic”.

“We hope that throughout the country women and people with the ability to carry a child have the conditions and freedom to determine their reproductive destiny,” it said.

Coahuila borders the US state of Texas, where the Supreme Court allowed a state law banning all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy

The ruling could open up avenues for people from Texas seeking legal abortions.

The decision to decriminalise abortion in what is Latin America’s second largest Catholic nation might appear surprising. However, the debate in Mexico has been gradually moving towards removing the illegality for some time.

High profile protests by feminist and women’s rights campaigners have underlined the need for greater reproductive rights in Mexico. Specifically, the Supreme Court was asked to rule on a law in the northern state of Coahuila which punishes women who have illegal abortions with jail terms of up to three years.

The 11 Supreme Court judges unanimously voted to decriminalise abortion in that state, and under Mexican law, it will now apply to all the other states in the country.It is likely to take some time to be applied across the nation, but in effect the decision provides each state with a roadmap towards new legislation. Furthermore, it should mean that women who were jailed for having abortions will be immediately released.

The decision is likely to anger more conservative politicians in Mexico and the Catholic Church. However, the church’s influence has been waning in recent years and the government considers itself staunchly secular.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.08: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) US Supreme Court Report: Heartbeat Act: Has refused to block a new law in Texas in a 5-4 vote that bans abortions for most women #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.02: The law came into effect on Wednesday. Rights groups then asked for an injunction to prevent its enforcement…..

#AceDailyNews UPDATE: Texas abortion law: Supreme Court votes not to block ban: In a late night vote, Justices ruled 5-4 against granting the injunction to the so-called Heartbeat Act bans terminations after the detection of what anti-abortion campaigners call a foetal heartbeat – a point when many women do not know they are pregnant.

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Anti-abortion demonstrations have been taking place in Texas

In an unsigned explanation, the court’s majority said their decision was “not based on any conclusion about the constitutionality of Texas’s law”, and said legal challenges could still proceed.

All three of former President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court appointees voted against blocking the ban. In a dissenting opinion, liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote that the court’s order was “stunning”.

“Presented with an application to enjoin a flagrantly unconstitutional law engineered to prohibit women from exercising their constitutional rights and evade judicial scrutiny, a majority of justices have opted to bury their heads in the sand,” she said.

Earlier on Wednesday President Joe Biden condemned the law, calling it “extreme” and warning it would “significantly impair” women’s access to healthcare.

In a statement, President Biden said his administration would “protect and defend” the constitutional rights established under Roe v Wade and “upheld as a precedent for nearly half a century”.

He was referring to the 1973 case in which the Supreme Court ruled US women have the right to an abortion until a foetus is viable – that is, able to survive outside the womb. This is usually between 22 and 24 weeks into a pregnancy.

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters that the president had long wanted to see the “codification” of Roe v Wade – which would mean Congress voting to make the precedent federal law – “and [the Texas law] highlights even further the need to move forward on that effort”.

Other Democrats also expressed their outrage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the Supreme Court had “delivered catastrophe to women in Texas” while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was a “direct assault on the rights of women” across the country and would need a “national mobilisation” to fight it.

Rights groups including Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who had requested that the Supreme Court block the legislation, say they will not give up the fight.

Angélica Casas, BBC News, San Antonio, Texas: Dr Ghazaleh Moayedi, who carries out abortions in her OB/GYN practice in north Texas, said she feels targeted. In the 15 years that she has worked in abortion care, she has seen greater restrictions in the state, but never anything as aggressive as this law.”………Providing abortion care, and accessing abortion care is actually the very heart of being Texan,” Moayedi told the BBC.”…….”Texans don’t believe that the government should interfere in our personal lives……….We believe that the community takes care of each other. It doesn’t make sense that our legislators here in the state continue to go after folks for their personal lives, because that’s really not what we’re about here.”……………She said that the bill will immediately stop access to care for 90% of the people that see her for abortions and that those patients will likely be forced to consider going out of state or to continue unwanted pregnancies.Her biggest fear is for women who will seek dangerous alternatives to a medical abortion with the help of a doctor – but she also fears for herself.”…………..I’m afraid for my personal future and the future of my career as a result of this.”How does this law differ from other restrictions?Most abortion restrictions that have been proposed before have relied on criminal penalties or some form of regulatory punishment.

The Texas law, which was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott in May, instead authorises “a private civil right of action”, which allows people to sue to enforce the law even if they themselves have not been harmed.The US abortion battle explained in three minutesAn ordinary American, from Texas or elsewhere, may now be able to seek up to $10,000 (£7,200) in damages in a civil court against abortion providers and doctors – and possibly anyone at all involved in the process. That means people like clinic staff, family members, or clergy who encourage or support the procedure could, in theory, be sued.The legislation makes an exception in the case of medical emergency, which requires written proof from a doctor, but not for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.

Turning over enforcement of the Heartbeat Act to private citizens instead of government officials likely means that – in the absence of Supreme Court intervention – the law cannot be challenged until a private citizen seeks damages. Kim Schwartz of the Texas Right to Life organisation, which supports the measure, told the BBC most anti-abortion laws were “held up in the court system for years” and this “thwarts the will of the people”.

She argued that courts would require “a credible claim that an illegal abortion occurred” and would still undergo fact-finding processes.But the ACLU and other critics have suggested the Texas law will champion “a bounty hunting scheme” of costly “vigilante lawsuits” designed to harass women seeking an abortion. The ACLU noted tip lines have already been set up by anti-abortion groups.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Sept.02: 2021:

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(TEXAS, Ariz.) Heartbeat Act Abortion Law Report: Heartbeat A law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.01: The Texas law, signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in May, would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually around six weeks and before most women even know they’re pregnant.

#AceDailyNews says that at least 12 other states have enacted bans on abortion early in pregnancy and if allowed to remain in force, the law would be the most dramatic restriction on abortion rights in the United States since the high court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion across the country in 1973 after the so-called “Heartbeat Act” was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in May.

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Pro-life demonstrations have been taking place in Texas

Abortion providers who are asking the Supreme Court to step in said the law would rule out 85% of abortions in Texas and force many clinics to close. Planned Parenthood is among the abortion providers that have stopped scheduling abortions beyond six weeks from conception.

At least 12 other states have enacted bans on abortion early in pregnancy, but all have been blocked from going into effect.

What makes the Texas law different is its unusual enforcement scheme. Rather than have officials responsible for enforcing the law, private citizens are authorized to sue abortion providers and anyone involved in facilitating abortions. Among other situations, that would include anyone who drives a woman to a clinic to get an abortion. Under the law, anyone who successfully sues another person would be entitled to at least $10,000.

Abortion opponents who wrote the law also made it difficult to challenge the law in court, in part because it’s hard to know whom to sue.

Texas has long had some of the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions, including a sweeping law passed in 2013 that the Supreme Court eventually struck down but not before more than half of the state’s 40-plus abortion clinics closed.

Lawmakers also are moving forward in an ongoing special session in Texas with proposed new restrictions on medication abortion, a method using pills that accounts for roughly 40% of abortions in the U.S.

But rights groups, including Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), then requested that the Supreme Court block the legislation. 

In the early hours of Wednesday, the ACLU confirmed that the court had “not responded to our request”, adding: “Access to almost all abortion has just been cut off for millions of people.” 

The group, which says that up to 90% of abortions in Texas take place after six weeks of pregnancy, described the development as “blatantly unconstitutional”. 

The US women’s health group Planned Parenthood also condemned the ban, tweeting: “No matter what, we aren’t backing down and we are still fighting. Everyone deserves access to abortion.”

The Supreme Court still has the power to overturn the ban at a later stage.

What does the law say?

Since the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v Wade, US women have had the right to an abortion until a foetus is viable – that is, able to survive outside the womb. This is usually between 22 and 24 weeks into a pregnancy.

The so-called Texas Heartbeat Act prohibits abortions after six weeks of a pregnancy – at a point when many women do not know they are pregnant. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has said the term “heartbeat” is misleading, and that what is being detected at this stage is “a portion of the foetal tissue that will become the heart as the embryo develops”.

The Texas law enforces its ban with an uncommon approach: it empowers any private citizen to sue anyone who “aids and abets” an illegal abortion.

The legislation makes an exception in the case of medical emergency, which requires written proof from a doctor, but not for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.01: 2021:

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WASHINGTON: ‘ Texas Abortion Law Hearing & Ruling Ready for Supreme Court – Review ‘

#AceNewsReport – WASHINGTON (AP)June,21: Abortion is back before the Supreme Court, and the justices could signal by the end of June whether they are likely to take up the biggest case on the hot-button subject in nearly a quarter-century.

If the court steps in, the hearing and the eventual ruling would come amid the 2016 presidential campaign.

The court is considering an emergency appeal from abortion providers in Texas, who want the justices to block two provisions of a state law that already has forced the closure of roughly half the licensed abortion clinics in the state. Ten of the remaining 19 clinics will have to shut their doors by July 1, without an order from the Supreme Court.

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‘ OBAMACARE ARCHITECT JONATHAN GRUBER ADMISSIONS OVER PASSING LEGISLATION ‘

#AceNewsServices – NEW YORK – Nov.14 – The Obamacare architect at the centre of controversy for his frank admissions that passing the president’s signature legislation required lying to the American people published a paper during the Clinton administration observing that legalizing abortion saved the government $14 billion in assistance to economically disadvantaged mothers, including African Americans, and lowered crime.

MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber argued in his paper that without the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, “marginal children” would have been born to many poor mothers.

He said statistics show these children would have been 70 percent more likely to live in a single-parent family, 40 percent more likely to live in poverty, 50 percent more likely to receive welfare and 35 percent more likely to die as an infant.

Economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner in their bestselling 2005 book “Freakonomics,” relied on Gruber’s work to argue that legalizing abortion was responsible for an approximately 50 percent reduction of crime in major urban centers in the early 1990’s.

Video surfaced this week of Gruber’s remarks about Obamacare at a University of Pennsylvania health care conference last year.

He told the audience details of the bill were intentionally obscured to ensure it passed.

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said. “Call it the stupidity of the American voter, or whatever.

But basically, that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.”

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` Barack Obama to meet Pope Francis for the first time for ` Shared Agenda Talks ‘ to Fight Inequality ‘

#AceWorldNews – ROME – March 27 – Barack Obama will meet Pope Francis for the first time Thursday for talks on a shared agenda to fight inequality which the US President hopes will help boost support at home.

The talks between the first Latin American pope and the first African-American US president will focus on tackling the gap between rich and poor, but could spill over into thornier issues such as abortion, contraception and gay rights.

“The Holy Father has been an inspiration to people around the world, including me,” Obama said in an interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera published on Thursday.

“It does not mean we agree on every issue,” he added.

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#UN : `ICPD 2014 Report has urged that states to remove `unnecessary' restrictions on `Abortion' and provide `Safe High-Quality Services'

#AceWorldNews says a report by the UN’s International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) 2014 has urged states to remove “unnecessary restrictions” on abortion.

“In all cases where abortion is not against the law, it must be safe,” the report said.

It also urged concrete measures “to ensure all women have ready access” to safe, high-quality abortion services.

“The more restrictive legislation on abortion is, the more likely abortion is to be unsafe and to result in death,” it said, citing the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Ace Breaking News – Abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional

Abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and won’t go into effect Tuesday as scheduled, a federal judge has ruled.
For more on this story, go to http://usat.ly/iimQp4.

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