Less than one day after the Texas governor signed a sweeping abortion bill, opponents are gearing up for a legal challenge.
There are two parts of the Texas law. The legislation, also known as the “heartbeat law,” amounts to an outright ban on abortion, as many women are not aware they are pregnant at the six-week mark. The other part allows anybody to sue an abortion provider if they feel the doctor is breaking the law.
Whole Woman’s Health and Whole Woman’s Health Alliance are currently plaintiffs in three lawsuits against Texas, which all challenge state restrictions on abortions. Both are now working to block the bill signed into law Wednesday.