The Texas abortion law is terrible policy whatever your stance on the issue


MINOT, N.D. — For the moment, please set aside your feelings about abortion.

I know the law in Texas that the Supreme Court has let stand, for now, is explicitly about abortion, but there are reasons why that law is a bad policy that have nothing at all to do with that stickiest of sticky social issues.

First, to the specifics. The Texas law bans abortion, even in instances of rape or incest, after a heartbeat from the unborn baby has been detected. That’s usually around six weeks, and before women typically know they’re pregnant.

That part is pretty straightforward.

Here’s where things get weird.

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