Opponents of Texas’s new ban on most abortions were brought to court in Illinois Tuesday after weeks of being thwarted by courts elsewhere to thwart the United States’ most stringent abortion law. I woke up.
The most recent legal objection is that a federal judge in Austin, Texas suspended the law known as Senate Act 8 that prohibits abortion in Texas, usually for about six weeks after cardiac activity is detected. This happened while I was waiting to mediate the request. The hearing was held on Friday, but a decision was not planned.
Courts have blocked similar actions elsewhere in the United States, but Texas law only provides law enforcement to eligible civilians for at least $10,000 in compensation for winning a lawsuit against an abortion provider. Therefore, the regulation has been in effect since early September.
A San Antonio doctor who admitted in a Washington Post statement last month that he spoke out against the law was immediately taken to court but was not charged with having an abortion by opposition supporters. Instead, he was tried by former attorneys in Illinois and Kansas. They rejected the law and tried to force the court to consider.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is now asking a federal court in Illinois to suspend the case against Dr. Consolidate Alan Blade and declare the law unconstitutional.
Last month, the US Supreme Court did not rule on the constitutionality of the Texas law, but left it alone.