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Texas Abortion Helpers Sue to Stop Illinois Group’s S.B. 8 Suit

March 17, 2022, 1:13 PM

Two Texas groups that help pregnant people access abortion care sued an anti-abortion group in Illinois to stop it from bringing a case against them under a Texas law that prohibits abortion after six weeks.

The Thomas More Society has taken steps to sue the North Texas Equal Access Fund and Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity for allegedly violating Texas’ S.B. 8, the groups said in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Texas’ law prohibits abortion after cardiac activity can be detected, which normally occurs at a time when most people don’t ...