Posted by on September 14, 2021 6:01 am
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Texas Judge Blocks Pro-Life Group From Suing Planned Parenthood Under New Abortion Law

A Texas state judge on Monday issued an injunction temporarily blocking a pro-life group and its affiliates from filing lawsuits against Planned Parenthood in the state. The injunction issued by Judge Karin Crump of the Travis County District Court prevents non-profit group Texas Right to Life from suing Planned Parenthood for any potential violation of SB8—a new law in the state that went into effect on Sept. 1 and makes abortion illegal if a fetal heartbeat is detectable. Under the new Texas law, people are authorized to bring lawsuits against doctors who perform illegal abortions and anyone suspected of assisting a pregnant person obtain an abortion. Plaintiffs who succeed may be awarded at least $10,000. The judge’s injunction is effective immediately and will remain in effect until at least April 2022, when a trial on the merits of the case is expected. It replaces a temporary restraining order granted to Planned …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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