Dr. Jasbir Ahluwalia of the Whole Woman’s Health in Ft. Worth said there was an “unheard of” rush of women trying to get abortions the day before Texas’s law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected was set to go into effect.
“We knew we had to take care of each one of them,” he told Vice. “This was like, ‘We’re going to fight a war.’ This is a war against the politicians, and we’re going to fight and win. We’re not going to turn around anybody.”
Ahluwalia claimed the next day — the day the law went into effect — was “sad” and “hollow” because he was no longer able to perform as many abortions as before.
“Is this what we’re dealing with? Is it really true? Is it a dream that we have an empty clinic and patients are calling in and we cannot take care of them?” he said.
The doctor also compared Texas to a third world country, such as Rwanda, and a terrorist organization.
“They’re comparing this to the Taliban,” he said. “What’s the difference? The Taliban hate women. Yes, you can call them the Taliban of Texas. They hate women.”
The Supreme Court, which Ahluwalia called a “kangaroo court,” should have struck down the law, he said, and threatened that if the bench goes even further and overturns Roe v. Wade, there will be a “revolt.”
“If they try that, they would have overplayed their hand and they will regret it forever, because there will be a revolution,” he said.