It’s Official. No One Is Coming to Save Texans Seeking Abortions.

It’s been six months since Texas’s chilling six-week abortion ban took effect. And the Women’s Health Protection Act—which would codify abortion rights into law and supersede state-level restrictions—was dead on arrival during its Senate debut on Monday. It’s now official: No one is coming to save Texans seeking abortions.

Marc Hearron, senior counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), calls the continuation of S.B. 8 “a grave warning for the rest of the country” and “a preview of what will happen on a much larger scale if Roe falls.”