Tag: S.B. 8

Nancy Northup to Discuss the Center’s Upcoming Supreme Court Case at Virtual Event

Center President and CEO Nancy Northup headlines “An Emergency Moment: The Center Defends Abortion Rights Before the Supreme Court."

Federal Judge Pauses Strict Texas Law Banning Most Abortions

A federal judge granted the Justice Department’s request to halt S.B. 8, a Texas law that effectively banned abortion in the state and incentivized citizens to enforce it. However, even though S.B. 8 has been stalled, abortion providers can be sued retroactively for any care they provide while the injunction is in effect. The State […]

Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Consolidate Challenges Regarding Texas Abortion Ban

On October 5, the Center filed a lawsuit asking for three suits filed against their client, Dr. Alan Braid, be combined. Braid violated Texas’s abortion ban, S.B 8, which allows private citizens to sue anyone who helps a woman obtain an abortion after approximately six weeks of pregnancy. Braid commented on his decision to provide […]

Center Files Lawsuit Defending Doctor Who Violated Texas Abortion Ban

The lawsuit defending the physician also asks the district court to declare the Texas law, known as S.B. 8, unconstitutional. The ban has ended almost all abortion access in Texas since it took effect on September 1.

Braid v. Stilley: Complaint for Interpleader and Declaratory Judgment

Braid v. Stilley: Complaint for Interpleader and Declaratory Judgment, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 10.05.21

What happens when a state bans abortion? If you don’t know, now you know.

The Center is challenging S.B. 8, a Texas law that bans abortion at about six weeks of pregnancy. In this segment from The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah explains the dangers of Texas’s ban and how it disproportionately impacts women of color and those living on low incomes. Watch the segment here: Learn more about Whole Woman’s […]

Why I violated Texas’s extreme abortion ban

Dr. Alan Braid, one of the plaintiffs in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, the Center’s case challenging Texas’s extreme abortion ban, has written an op-ed for The Washington Post titled, “Why I violated Texas’s extreme abortion ban.” The Texas law, S.B. 8, bans abortion care after approximately six weeks of pregnancy and incentivizes individuals—including anti-abortion […]

Provider Explains in Washington Post Op-ed Why He Violated Texas’s Extreme Abortion Ban

Dr. Alan Braid, one of the plaintiffs in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, the Center’s case challenging Texas’s extreme abortion ban, has written an op-ed for The Washington Post titled, “Why I violated Texas’s extreme abortion ban.” The Texas law, S.B. 8, bans abortion care after approximately six weeks of pregnancy and incentivizes individuals—including anti-abortion […]

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Emergency Appeal to Block Texas Abortion Ban

Numerous media sources covered the Supreme Court's denial of an emergency request to block Texas's extreme abortion ban, which will end almost all abortion care in the state.

Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson: U.S. Supreme Court Opinion

U.S. Supreme Court opinion issued 09.01.21 that denied an emergency request to block Texas’s radical new abortion ban (S.B. 8), which took effect September 1, 2021.