Pro-abortion groups appeal to Supreme Court against Texas’ ‘Heartbeat Act’

Pro-abortion groups are asking the Supreme Court to block Texas’ law that would allow private citizens to sue abortion providers for illegal abortions. The law bans most abortions in the state after the detection of a fetal heartbeat – as early as five weeks into pregnancy

On Monday, several abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood’s affiliates in Texas, filed a motion at the Supreme Court requesting that Justice Samuel Alito issue an injunction blocking Texas’ law from going into effect before Sept. 1.

The “Texas Heartbeat Act”, S.B. 8, is enforced by allowing private civil lawsuits against illegal abortions.

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