By: Michael Karlis

Although the petition filed by Texas Alliance for Life garnered support from state GOP members, including Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the state’s highest court ultimately ruled that it doesn’t have the power to “stymie” an election. Further litigation would only be appropriate if the measure passes, the justices added.

“The power of initiative is reserved to the people, not granted to them,” Justice Jane N. Bland wrote in her opinion. “Courts must not lightly usurp that power. Our role is to facilitate elections, not to stymie them, and to review the consequences of those elections as the Legislature prescribes.”

By: Michael Karlis

This week, anti-abortion group Texas Alliance for Life filed a petition with the court arguing that the Justice Charter Initiative is illegal because it includes more than one subject. Solicitor General Judd Stone reiterated these sentiments in a letter submitted to the state’s high court, arguing that the proposal “flagrantly violates” state law, according to the San Antonio Report.

By: Mark Reagan

“To find out that this culture of death is now leading to the sale – this is no different than what happened in Nazi Germany,” said Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, a Parker Republican who is a leading anti-abortion lawmaker, at the rally sponsored by the Texas Alliance for Life. “No different than doing the experiments on the old men and old women and now doing them on the babies. And I am so proud that Texas always takes the lead in trying to turn back what started with Roe v. Wade.”