Texas’ new abortion law has now been upheld by the Supreme Court, in a decision that had conservatives cheering, but absolutely triggered the liberal left and their cohorts within the mainstream media.
One of the most vitriolic leftists to turn and take aim at Texas has been Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler, who this week was spearheading an effort to start a financial and diplomatic war with the Lone Star State.
The Portland, Ore., City Council is planning to vote Wednesday on a proposal to ban doing business with the state of Texas following the controversial new abortion restrictions enacted in the Lone Star State.
In a statement last week, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) said the city council will vote whether to ban trading goods and services with Texas and bar state employee business travel as well, citing the new law that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected and allows private citizens to sue anyone they believe has helped a woman violate the limits.
“This law does not demonstrate concern for the health, safety, and well-being of those who may become pregnant. This law does not recognize or show respect for the human rights of those who may become pregnant,” Wheeler said in the statement. “This law rewards private individuals for exercising surveillance and control over others’ bodies. It violates the separation of church and state. And, it will force people to carry pregnancies against their will.”
Wheeler’s unwillingness to take a stand against repeated and redundant Antifa rioting in Portland has left him without much credibility in the political world, however, and it is likely that this latest stunt will be simply scoffed away by those who’ve been paying attention to the sad state of affairs in Oregon’s capital.