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“This is an attack on women’s access to health care and their right to choose,” Green wrote on Twitter. He said the Planned Parenthood donation would help ensure that “transportation is never a barrier to health care access” and invited other companies to do the same.
Texas has banned abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, but has left it to private parties to sue to enforce the law. The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week
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Other companies have responded to developments in Texas. Texas Right to Life, a group that opposes abortion rights, set up a website encouraging people to “enforce” the legislation by sending anonymous tips or information about alleged violations of the act. GoDaddy Inc., which provides web-hosting services, said it informed Texas Right to Life on Thursday that it needs to find a new hosting provider within 24 hours because it violated the terms of service.
Texas Right to Life spokeswoman Kimberlyn Schwartz said Friday that assets were in the process of being transferred to another provider and the group’s site would be restored Sunday or earlier.
“We will not be silenced,” she wrote in an email. “If anti-Lifers want to take our website down, we’ll put it back up. We are not afraid of the mob. We will not back down.”
(Updates with comments from Texas group in the final two paragraphs.)
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