Texas: Oklahoma and Kansas Should Thank Us for Abortion Tourism

The Attorney General of freedom-loving and woman-hating Texas, America’s Lab for Bad Policy, Ken Paxton has a unique perspective on their recent abortion ban: nearby states should thank them for the boost in interstate commerce:

In briefs filed Wednesday in the Justice Department’s challenge to Texas’ abortion ban,Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton touted the trips Texas women are making out of state to obtain abortions as a point in his favor in defending the law.

Paxton was addressing an argument that the Biden administration had made for why it should be allowed to challenge the six-week abortion ban in federal court. The Justice Department said that the way the ban affects interstate commerce gives the United States the authority to bring a lawsuit challenging it.

Paxton shot back on Wednesday in his brief by arguing that the Justice Department did not cite any “actual evidence that the Texas Heartbeat Act burdens interstate commerce.”

Furthermore, the abortion ban is encouraging people to cross state lines, he suggested.

“What evidence that does exist in the record suggests that, if anything, the Act is stimulating rather than obstructing interstate travel,” Paxton said, pointing to an increase in Texas women seeking to travel to Kansas and Oklahoma to obtain the procedure.

Said no one, ever: “Come for the ‘bortion, stay for the ribs!”

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4 Responses to Texas: Oklahoma and Kansas Should Thank Us for Abortion Tourism

  1. MDavis says:

    I thought that Abbot’s Handmaid bill included draconian measure against anyone who crosses state lines to even consult about an abortion. If that doesn’t obstruct interstate commerce then all the nosy friends and neighbors must be too busy with their own problems. Which never happens. Allegedly.

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    The Mexican Supreme Court voted to legalize abortion, so I’m guessing that women’s healthcare in Mexico will be cheaper than elsewhere and probably better too…

    https://www.npr.org/2021/09/07/1034925270/mexico-abortion-decriminalized-supreme-court

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  3. Zorba says:

    Texas has fallen down the rabbit hole. They’re nuts, and more than nuts, they’re ugly, sanctimonious @ssholes.

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