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Texas Sued Over New Six-Week Private Enforcement Abortion Ban

July 13, 2021, 4:25 PM

A new Texas law that gives private citizens the right to sue anyone who provides an abortion after six weeks gestation is unconstitutional, abortion providers in the state said Tuesday in a new federal court filing.

The law, known as S.B. 8, “will create absolute chaos in Texas and irreparably harm Texans in need of abortion services,” a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas says. It will have an especially dire impact on poor, Latina, and Black women, the complaints says.

S.B. 8 bans abortion at six weeks gestation—long before many women even ...