TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): That decision came down, by the way, 5-4. That's the exact split that decided Roe v. Wade almost 50 years ago, so it's good enough to have meaning.
This time, the court upheld a Texas law that effectively bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Typically, that's about six weeks into a pregnancy.
Now, this new law does not allow the government of Texas to enforce the ban, so no one's going to jail over abortion. Instead, the new law lets citizens sue clinics that commit illegal abortions.
So, no matter how you feel about abortion, it's kind of hard to argue this is an especially radical law. Intentionally stopping a person's heart from beating is the definition of killing. Government has a right to regulate that. In fact, deciding when it's OK to kill a person is, on the most basic level, the whole reason to have laws in the first place.
So, whether it's right or wrong or whether you like it or not, it's not a crazy statute.