In Praise of Texas’s Abortion-Ban “Trigger” Law

Source: National Review
by Kevin D Williamson

“Trigger laws perform several useful functions. The first of these is front-loading the abortion debate rather than trying to pass a bill in the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturning Roe, should that come to pass. Roe is indefensible as a matter of law, something that is clear even to many legal critics who are supporters of abortion rights. But the members of the pro-abortion camp do not care whether it is good law — they care about getting their way by any means necessary. … if five of the justices were to muster enough self-respect to do their job, it is likely that the ruling would be followed by some considerable civic disturbance and political violence, because that is how Americans do things, now. Better to have the law on the books before the riots start.” (07/21/21)