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Abortion Opponents Watch for Violations of Texas Ban as Providers Weigh Legal Options

posted on September 3, 2021

The Washington Post‘s Ann E. Marimow, Matt Zapotosky, and Carolina Kitchener report, “Antiabortion activists celebrated a victory years in the making on Thursday, while abortion providers and their advocates anticipated their next legal move after the Supreme Court allowed Texas to implement the strictest abortion ban in the nation.” The law’s unique strategy is the brainchild of Jonathan F. Mitchell, a former clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Marimow, Zapotosky, and Kitchener write, “The statute prohibits most abortions in Texas and empowers private citizens — rather than the government — to enforce the ban on abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy.” Private citizens are invited to sue individuals who help women obtain abortions, and they can be rewarded with $10,000 for their efforts.

Read at The Washington Post