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Tue Jul 13, 2021, 02:39 PM

Abortion-rights groups file federal lawsuit to block Texas law that would allow anyone to sue

Source: Business Insider

abortion providers after 6 weeks

Several abortion-rights groups and providers filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday to block a Texas law that would allow people to sue abortion clinics, doctors, and anyone else helping someone get an abortion in the state after six weeks.

The law, signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in May and set to take effect in September, invites private citizens, even those outside of Texas, to help enforce the state's six-week abortion ban, awarding them with at least $10,000 per each successful court challenge.

The law will "incentivize anyone who disapproves of a patient's abortion - a relative, an abusive partner, or even a stranger - to sue the provider and obtain a court order stopping the abortion," the group of plaintiffs, including the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Civil Liberties Union, along with several abortion providers, said in a press release.


The groups argue that the law violates "constitutional right to privacy and liberty as established by Roe v. Wade," the landmark Supreme Court decision that granted the right to abortion almost 50 years ago.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/abortion-rights-groups-file-federal-lawsuit-to-block-texas-law-that-would-allow-anyone-to-sue-abortion-providers-after-6-weeks/ar-AAM74a4?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=DELLDHP

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Reply Abortion-rights groups file federal lawsuit to block Texas law that would allow anyone to sue (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 13 OP
rpannier Jul 14 #1
JenniferJuniper Jul 14 #3
TexasBushwhacker Jul 14 #2
jmowreader Jul 16 #4
MissMillie Jul 16 #6
Solly Mack Jul 16 #5

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 12:23 AM

1. Does this law allow a rapist to sue and collect the 10K?

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Response to rpannier (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 05:18 PM

3. I'm sure it does,

damn victim had no right to abort his embryo. He must be compensated!

I can't believe this is the United States...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 01:35 PM

2. If you are interested in helping the legal challenge

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-center-for-choice/donate

If it is not stopped, this law will go into effect September 1st.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 02:14 AM

4. This should be an easy one to have overturned

The law as it stands says a person who has no connection to the case save being “offended” by the abortion can sue to get it stopped. Well children, there’s this thing called Standing. Being offended that someone three states away who you don’t even know is getting an abortion doesn’t constitute standing. They won’t let me sue Greg Abbott for being a troglodyte because (1) I don’t live in Texas and (2) being a troglodyte isn’t an actionable tort. But mostly because of (1).

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 11:49 AM

6. Does this law provide "standing" for those who wouldn't normally have it?

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I agree with everything you said under normal circumstances. I'm just wondering if the law is designed to prevent the argument you just made by providing standing to those who didn't have it before.

In which case, I'd argue against the law on the grounds that those who didn't have standing before this law, shouldn't have it--ever--because of the 4th Amendment (which guarantees that the right to be "secure in their persons." )

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 06:37 AM

5. K&R

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