A coalition of Texas abortion providers filed a class action federal lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to block the new Texas Heartbeat Act from taking effect on September 1.
The plaintiffs include ten abortion facilities, five abortionists and pro-abortion faith leaders, as well as six organizations that provide funding for abortions.
Breaking: the abortion industry has filed a desperate lawsuit in federal court to prevent the Texas Heartbeat Act from taking effect September 1. We’re confident that SB 8 is uniquely drafted to prevail against these predictable attacks. More details to come. #prolife #txlege
— Texas Right to Life (Text ProLife to 40237) (@TXRightToLife) July 13, 2021
S.B. 8, signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in May, bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, and allows private citizens to sue any individual who seeks to assist a woman in obtaining an abortion after a