The stay is for only a few weeks….
And if The Governor there goes to the states’s Supreme Court to over rule?
It probably will be….
The Texas Supreme Court rubber stamps anything and everything Gov Abbott asks them to….
The State judge has used her state’s high court’s past rulings on taking time to make judicial rulings ….
They’ll see how this goes….
The Texas law gives enforcement authority to private citizens, allowing them to sue those who perform or aid the procedure in violation of the measure, and provides for $10,000 for a successful lawsuit.
It’s unclear how long Texas Right to Life and the other defendants might ultimately be blocked from enforcing the law against Planned Parenthood.
Judge Gamble’s temporary restraining order is due to expire in two weeks, but her Friday order also announced a Sept. 13 hearing which could lead to the pause on the anti-abortion group’s enforcement authority being extended.
Texas Right to Life said it remained “undaunted” despite Friday’s ruling.
“This lawsuit will not stop the work of Texas Right to Life,” the group’s vice president Elizabeth Graham said in a statement. “Estimates are that approximately 150 babies per day are being saved because of Texas Right to Life’s leadership on the Texas Heartbeat Act. Planned Parenthood can keep suing us, but Texas Right to Life will never back down from protecting pregnant women and preborn children from abortion.” ….
The new law, which was passed by Texas lawmakers this spring and signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in May, amounts to a nearly complete ban on abortion, as most women do not know they are pregnant until after the sixth week of pregnancy. In Texas, 85 to 90 percent of abortions happen after the sixth week, according to lawyers for several clinics.
The law, which does not provide exceptions for rape or incest, bars state officials from enforcing it and instead deputizes private citizens to sue anyone who performs or “aids or abets” an abortion in violation of the law.
Texas Right to Life had already created a website, Prolifewhistleblower.com, to act as a tip line for the law’s violators. But activists on TikTok snarled the site with fabricated information.
Judge Gamble said the decision on Friday evening upheld Texas Supreme Court precedent, writing that “the primary consideration for temporary emergency relief is preserving the status quo while courts consider whether plaintiffs have demonstrated a probable right to the relief sought.”….