A Texas man has been arrested and charged with murder after allegedly killing his girlfriend because she traveled to Colorado to get an abortion. The man, identified as 23-year-old Jace Trevon Ernst, reportedly confessed to the crime and is currently being held in custody.
According to police reports, Ernst and his girlfriend, who has not been named, had been arguing for several days leading up to the incident. The argument reportedly started after the woman told Ernst that she was pregnant and planned to have an abortion. Ernst was reportedly against the idea and urged her not to go through with it.
Despite Ernst’s objections, the woman traveled to Colorado to have the abortion. Upon her return, the couple continued to argue, with Ernst allegedly becoming increasingly violent and abusive. The situation reportedly came to a head on the night of May 20th, when Ernst allegedly shot his girlfriend in the head with a handgun.
Ernst fled the scene after the shooting but was later apprehended by police. He reportedly confessed to the crime and has been charged with murder. He is currently being held in custody without bond.
The incident has sparked outrage and condemnation from pro-choice advocates, who argue that the woman had the right to make her own decisions about her body and healthcare. It has also reignited the debate around access to abortion and reproductive rights, particularly in states like Texas, where lawmakers have passed a series of restrictive abortion laws in recent years.
The case is still under investigation, and authorities have not released any further information about the incident. However, it serves as a tragic reminder of the dangers of domestic violence and the need for greater support and resources for victims of abuse.