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State Sen. Orr: Texas abortion ruling won’t impact Alabama, Being used as a ‘dog whistle’ to rally Democrats

Much has been made about a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision not to immediately intervene in a law passed by the Texas Legislature that would allow individuals to sue those assisting in abortion procedures.

Reportedly, some states are looking to mimic the law as a means to chip away at the decades’ long precedent set by the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion case.

Alabama has its own abortion law pending in the federal courts, which bans abortion under any circumstances as a way to challenge Roe v. Wade and the view of the sanctity of life in the eyes of the federal government.

According to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), the ruling won’t impact Alabama’s effort.

During an appearance on Huntsville radio NewsTalk 770AM/92.5FM WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show,” Orr explained the ruling was narrow and not applicable to anything except the Texas statute.

However, he did mention that he believed Democrats were using the high court’s ruling as a political “dog whistle.”

“I think it’s status quo because this is a very unique ruling based on the Texas statute saying that only a private citizen can bring a claim, which is unique — very unique,” he said. “And so, all that to see in judicial parlance is that I think this is a very, very, very narrow ruling only based on the situation for the court and should not be interpreted as a broad overruling of Roe v. Wade, and here we go.”

“It’s being used by the left and the Democrats … let’s use their words: A dog whistle,” Orr added, “to rally the forces on the left to come and support abortion rights as a rallying point, and I’m sure there have been quite a few fundraising emails that have blanketed the Democratic cause, trying to raise money and use this as a means to grab some dollars as we enter the campaign season next year.”

@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.