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American Family Association Condemns Justice Department Lawsuit Against Texas Over Recent Abortion Ban

Monday, September 13, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

TUPELO, Miss. — In response to the latest Texas abortion statute—which bans abortions performed after six weeks of conception, or when the fetal heartbeat can first be detected—the Justice Department sued the state, claiming that the mandate is “in open defiance of the Constitution.” The lawsuit argues that this new regulation infringes on the rights of women, many of whom are not even aware they are pregnant six weeks after conception. The lawsuit also argues against the unusual addendum included in the Texas law which leaves enforcement of the ruling to private citizens through civil lawsuits instead of criminal prosecutors, claiming that it encourages citizens to behave like “bounty hunters.”

For conservatives across America who have celebrated the Texas ruling—known as SB8—this lawsuit is a huge potential setback for the pro-life movement. For the American Family Association (AFA,, the controversy over SB8 makes the need for this law even greater. With the mission to bring America back to its moral and biblical foundation, AFA strongly advocates that all life, even in the womb, is made in the image of God and therefore must be cherished.

AFA Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano stated, “Anyone who expected the ‘kill-babies crowd’ to go away with a whimper does not understand the demonic nature of abortion. The pro-abortion lobby is as committed to their murderous ideology as the Nazis were to their hatred of Jews and the ‘final solution.’

“Pro-lifers must remain every bit as committed to the sanctity of human life and continue the fight in righteous determination. We cannot surrender these precious babies to the scalpel and the dumpster.”

AFA is dedicated to bringing the U.S. back to biblical basics and has recently created “By Design” – a project to reintroduce America to the scriptural definition of marriage. “By Design” reclaims the truth of marriage and family as defined by God. The hope for “By Design” is to remind the American people that God’s plan is always perfect; He created a flawless design for marriage, and by adhering to and following His Word, human civilization can thrive while celebrating the true purpose of marriage and family.

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 160,000 subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here.  In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

Visit “By Design” here. View the media page for AFA here. For more information on American Family Association, visit or follow AFA on Facebook or Twitter @AmericanFamAssc.        


To interview American Family Association Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano, or another spokesperson, contact, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.   



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