In May, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed Texas Senate Bill 8, which prohibits abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (usually around six weeks into pregnancy). The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the abortion industry's last-ditch appeal to keep the law from taking effect. 

Abortion providers scrambled to do as many abortions as possible before August ended. Whole Woman’s Health infamously performed 67 in 17 hours. But now Texas babies are protected.

But what happens next?

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, 40 Days for Life General Counsel Matt Britton joins Shawn Carney and Steve Karlen to discuss whether the Texas Heartbeat Act at long last provides a legal path to ending abortion. 

Mentioned on this episode: The case that could topple Roe v. Wade, season 6, episode 22

Steven Karlen, Campaign Director

Prior to joining the headquarters team, Steve directed several highly-successful 40 Days for Life campaigns in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. As campaign director, Steve helps local 40 Days for Life leaders build and improve life-saving efforts in their communities.