Tag: SB 8
Federal district court temporarily blocks ban in DOJ lawsuit, accusing Texas of pursuing "an unprecedented and aggressive scheme to deprive its citizens of a significant and well-established constitutional right."
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, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 10.05.21
Center Again Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court to Stop Texas Abortion Ban That Has Ended Most Access in the State
For the second time in weeks, the Center for Reproductive Rights is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a case challenging Texas’s extreme abortion ban that has ended almost all abortion access in the state. The law, S.B. 8, prohibits abortion care after approximately six weeks of pregnancy, before many know they’re […]
The Department of Justice claims the law violates constitutional rights, while UN human rights experts call it a violation of international law. The Center is also challenging the Texas ban , in its case, Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson.
Texas’ six-week abortion ban went into effect on September 1 and since then, several providers have stopped offering abortion services. Senior counsel for the Center, Marc Hearron, said the ban put a “chill” on abortion services in Texas. He explained to Modern Healthcare, “Even if abortion providers win in every single case brought against them […]
The Justice Department has a “strong case” to block Texas’s law banning abortion at approximately six weeks of pregnancy, according to Center President and CEO Nancy Northup, who was interviewed in this segment by Rachel Maddow about the law and the Center’s case challenging it. Northup also commented on the ban’s harm to women in […]
Green Left quoted an interview with Center President and CEO Nancy Northup for DemocracyNow! on Texas’s abortion ban and its provision that allows anyone, including complete strangers, to sue someone who helps a woman obtain an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. “You can just be a person who every day goes outside a woman’s […]
Marc Hearron, senior counsel for the Center for Reproductive Rights, co-authored this “perspective” piece for The Washington Post, titled “Even people who oppose abortion should fear Texas’s new ban.” The piece discusses how Texas’s new law banning abortion at approximately six weeks “could draw a road map for states and localities looking to dismantle constitutional […]