The US Justice Department has requested for an immediate court order to prevent the new Texas abortion law from being enforced. The request was filed late Tuesday in the U.S District Court for the Western District of Texas.
PC: The Guardian
The filing alleges that the restrictive abortion law is unconstitutional and is a biased scheme to prevent women and healthcare providers seek legal action to challenge it in the court of law. The Justice Department aims to protect the constitutional rights of women in the state by seeking a preliminary injunction or a restraining order.
PC: The Times-Delphic
Last week, a lawsuit was filed which aims to challenge the state's restrictive abortion law which bans any abortion taking place once cardiac activity in the fetus is detected. According to reports, a majority of women are unaware of pregnancies up until the 7th or 8th week by then which a heartbeat has already developed. The law also does not make any exceptions for cases of incest, rape, or abuse.
President Joe Biden has responded to the aggressive abortion law saying that he will order the evaluation of legal tools which can be used to
“Protect women and healthcare providers from the impact of Texas’ bizarre scheme of outsourced enforcement to private parties”.
A state judge issued an order to temporarily block Texas Right to Life from suing Planned Parenthood of Texas. This means that the anti-abortion group will not be allowed to purse any legal action against Planned Parenthood until a final judgment by the court has been issued.