Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee’s Statement on U. S. Supreme Court’s Refusal to Halt Texas’s Abortion Ban
Houston, Texas (December 10, 2021) — Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee issued the following statement.
“The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this morning refusing to halt Texas’ abortion ban is a travesty,” said Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee. “It tells states that they can pass obviously unconstitutional laws, so long as they are enforced by vigilantes instead of government officials. Meanwhile, women across Texas are being denied their constitutional rights, as hospitals and clinics are threatened with lawsuits if they perform abortions. Texas Senate Bill 8 is doing exactly what it was designed to do. The U. S. Supreme Court must protect this constitutional right, like it would any other.”
About the Harris County Attorney’s Office
Christian D. Menefee serves as the elected, top civil lawyer for Texas’ largest county. The Harris County Attorney’s Office represents the county in all civil matters including lawsuits. Menefee leads an office of 250 attorneys and staff members. He entered office at 32 years old, making him the youngest person and first African American elected as the Harris County Attorney.