State judges have temporarily protected Texas abortion clinics from proceedings by anti-abortion groups under the new controversial abortion law.
A temporary restraint order delivered Friday by Austin State District Judge Mayagera Gambling has responded to the demands of a planned parent-child relationship that does not directly interfere with the new law.
However, it protects the clinic from whistleblower proceedings by the nonprofit Texas Right to Life, its legislators, and 100 unidentified persons.
A hearing on the request for provisional injunction was set up on September 13.
The new law, called the “Heartbeat Bill,” is the first in the United States and is likened to something in a dystopian novel or television series. Handmade story By commentator.
Effective on Wednesday, it allows anyone, anywhere, anyone to sue for abortion in which cardiac activity is detected in the embryo. This can occur from 6 weeks before pregnancy and before most women realize they are pregnant.
A petition filed by Planned Parenthood late Thursday stated that about 85 to 90 percent of people who had an abortion in Texas were at least 6 weeks pregnant.
The order states, “A planned parent-child relationship throughout Texas that continues to provide the best possible care within the scope of the law, in the face of threats from guards trying to monitor, harass, and stop them. We provide protection to the brave healthcare providers and staff of our health centers. ” Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Helen Krasnov said in a statement.
But this action does not interfere with Texas’ Right to Life efforts, said Elizabeth Graham, vice president of the group.
In a statement, the group said: “We expect a fair court to dismiss the Planned Parenthood proceedings. Until then, we will continue our diligent efforts to ensure that the abortion industry is in full compliance with the new law.
The US Supreme Court voted against attempts to block the new law with a conservative majority of 6 to 3. This means that in Texas, any civilian can sue a provider who violates this law. After that, if successful, you will be paid $ 10,000 and an additional statutory fee.
It is believed that this could create an abortion “bounty hunter” and drive Texas clinics out of business.
The vote was 5-4, with three judges appointed by Trump joining the other two conservative judges. Opposition was the conservative Supreme Court judge John Roberts and three liberal judges in the court.
Judge Sonia Sotomayor called the new law “significantly unconstitutional” and said it “ignored nearly 50 years of federal case.”
Landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade The Supreme Court ruling guaranteed women in the United States the right to abortion.
President Joe Biden said, ” Roe v. Wade, And blamed the “self-defense system” created by Texas law.
“Exorbitantly, family members, healthcare professionals, front desk staff in medical clinics, or individuals,” Biden said in a statement.
He asked the Justice Department to consider ways to limit people from acting as bounty hunters.
Reported by Associated Press