As of right now, the Democrats are in control of the House, Senate and the White House. Unfortunately for them, the Supreme Court currently has a distinct Conservative bent.Donald Trump, through a complete lack of ethics, was able to place 3 judges on the court. And those judges recently accomplished a major goal by essentially banning abortion in the state of Texas. Merrick Garland, though, says that the Department of Justice will do their best to help Texas women seeking abortions.
The Attorney General wrote in a press release, “The department will provide support from federal law enforcement when an abortion clinic or reproductive health center is under attack. We have reached out to U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and FBI field offices in Texas and across the country to discuss our enforcement authorities.”
The statement continued:
“We will not tolerate violence against those seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health services, physical obstruction or property damage in violation of the FACE Act. The FACE Act prohibits the use or threat of force and physical obstruction that injures, intimidates, or interferes with a person seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health services. It also prohibits intentional property damage of a facility providing reproductive health services. The department has consistently obtained criminal and civil remedies for violations of the FACE Act since it was signed into law in 1994, and it will continue to do so now.”
You can read the full press release in its entirety here
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