The Texas voting bill didn’t make it harder to vote, and the Texas Heart Beat law didn’t make it impossible to get an abortion. Point blank, period. Shouldn’t the law inhibit someone from voting to claim that it does? Let’s say that the Texas voter bill said you had to have all ten fingers and all ten toes to vote. That would be full-on inhibition of voter rights. But, of course, it doesn’t say that, nor would it.
States like North Carolina don’t require voting identification, so “voter restriction” is a loose term.
With many reports of voter fraud circulating, some states have added security to their election process. Texas took the opportunity to strengthen its voting laws to make it harder for voter fraud to happen and make prosecuting voter fraud easier. Does that sound fair? It should.
Regardless of your political party, voting laws are essential. If accountability in elections isn’t up to par, then something needs to change. Anyone can claim voter fraud as former President Donald Trump and many others have, and if a state can’t prove it didn’t happen, then there isn’t accountability in place.
Every state should defend its elections with foolproof measures to protect the constitutional right to vote in elections. Voter identification and video security footage are great ways to start that accountability, if it was ever desired by the Democrats, to begin with. Suppose the lack of identity verification from Afghan refugees shows Republicans how Democrats feel about vetting. In that case, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Democrats have a different definition of “verification” than others do.
It’s not like there’s an agility test to the new voting laws. It just adds security measures that should be common sense to anyone who reads them. Democrats are acting like the voter bill targets Black and Hispanic Americans and women to segregate society again. Democrats have been reasonably successful with segregation with Black American safe spaces and vaccine discrimination.
Next was the Texas Heart Beat law, otherwise known as S.B. 8. The law says that abortions can’t be performed after six weeks. Seems pretty reasonable.
Full disclosure, pregnancy is determined by a woman’s last period. It is speaking for biological women and biological women only. After a missed period, a positive pregnancy test is used to tell you if you’re for sure pregnant and the due date as well as a time since conception is determined. If you’re anywhere close to competent on anatomy, a woman has a period every four weeks. That’s at least a 2-week time frame to determine if you’re going to keep the child or have an abortion. The Texas Heart Beat law gives plenty of time for women to choose that and seems like a reasonable common ground.
If the law is questioned, this will give the Supreme Court a chance to make case law about when life begins. Some believe life begins at conception, while others think it begins at fetal independence. Scientifically that can be better determined, but this article isn’t going to get into theological discussions about what life is and what life isn’t.
The left is losing its mind over the two laws. The constitution doesn’t precisely mean anything to the left, and it’s beginning to show more and more. States have the ability and freedom to make their laws according to the 10th amendment, so Texas isn’t violating anyone’s rights.