Halapanavar’s name is Successfully abolishes Ireland’s near-total abortion ban The situation in Texas, and the Supreme Court’s failure to intervene, could lead to a similar tragedy in the United States, Dr. Torres said. “And it doesn’t stay in Texas.”
SB 8 encourages civilians to act as bounty hunters by suing those involved in abortions.
Another major problem with Texas law is that abortion “bounty hunters” can sue anyone who assists with an abortion after six weeks.
“This is very worrying, especially for lawyers who know what it means to be involved in a civil case, because even frivolous lawsuits have to be dealt with,” Diaz said. Tello says. Cases without merit are still a waste of time, money, and energy, and are sure to implicate or at least stigmatize those who have had abortions, she says.
SB 8 also exempts pregnant women from criminal prosecution, but experts say pregnant women have not yet been criminally prosecuted. many ways to be targeted or be threatened for care. State and local prosecutors can bring all sorts of charges, including improper burial of the remains of a fetus. “The name of the crime does not have to be ‘abortion’ for a person to be criminally prosecuted for abortion,” says Diaz Tello.
If you want to help in the wake of SB 8, think locally.
in the meantime egg It recognized the right to abortion but never ensured that people could exercise that right. Equilibrium is out of reach.
The best way to help is to look to local organizations in Texas and around you. says Perez.they recommend Donation to a Texas-based abortion fund and “Continue talking about abortion in an empowering way.” website needabotion.org Resources for Texans, by Texans.
Dr. Torres adds another suggestion. People deserve to live where they want to live. It is necessary to make the fascist deputies absent. ’ Listen to what people on the ground say we need to ensure access to abortion.
In the wake of SB 8, Diaz-Tello hopes more people will try to self-administer abortion outside of a clinical setting, and recommends calling If/When/How’s. hotline To learn their legal rights and risks. Other self-administered abortion resources include: Plan Cprovides online abortion drug searches (including telemedicine abortions), and Abortion on Our Own TermsWhile technically the safest abortion is under the supervision of a medical professional, some people do not have or want that option for a variety of reasons. Research suggests Self-administered medical abortion can be safe and effective.
More than a week after SB 8 cut off access to abortion, the Lilith Foundation is prepared to respond to the flood of calls to its hotline. “As people start booking appointments out of state, we expect that call volume to increase, but we’re really in uncharted territory,” he said. A new dawn has come to Texas, but people still need medical care.