Austin, Texas (AP)-In a narrow ruling on Friday, a state judge temporarily protected Texas abortion clinics from anti-abortion organizations filed under the NSW Abortion Act Litigation.
this Temporary restraining order On Friday, Austin Magistrate Maya Guerra Gamble responded to the family planning request, but did not interfere with the rule. However, it protects the clinic from whistleblowing lawsuits filed by the non-profit organization Texas Life Rights, its legislative director, and 100 unidentified individuals.
The hearing of the preliminary injunction request is scheduled for September 13.
The law went into effect on Wednesday, allowing anyone anywhere to sue anyone related to an abortion in which heart activity was detected in the embryo-as early as six weeks of pregnancy before most women even realized they were pregnant.
exist Petition filed on Thursday nightAccording to Planned Parenthood, in Texas, approximately 85% to 90% of people are at least six weeks pregnant.
The order “provides protection for the brave health care providers and staff of the Texas Family Planning Health Center, who continue to do their best within the law while facing surveillance, harassment, and threats from voluntary police officers who desire to stop them. Can provide medical services,” said Helene Krasnoff, spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, in statement.
However, the order will not stop the Texas Right to Life efforts, said Elizabeth Graham, vice president of the organization. The organization said in a statement: “We hope that a fair court will dismiss the family planning lawsuit. Until then, we will continue to work hard to ensure that the abortion industry fully complies with the new law.