Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have filed a federal lawsuit against Texas’ recently passed Pro-Life Omnibus law (HB 2). The historic pro-life bill, passed with Texas Values’ support, bans late-term abortions after 5 months when babies can feel pain, increases health and safety standards at abortion clinics, tightens usage guidelines for the abortion drug RU486, and requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic.
The bill was passed in a second special session this summer after a losing effort by pro-abortion State Senator Wendy Davis and like-minded protesters. The “mob rule” tactics, used by some, failed to overrule the will of the majority of Texans.
The lawsuit does not challenge the late-term abortion ban but instead focuses on the provisions that seek to protect women by raising health and safety standards. This lawsuit sadly shows the desperation of the pro-abortion radicals that seek to protect the billion-dollar abortion industry over even the most common-sense safety precautions for babies and women. But, we firmly believe that this lawsuit will fail and the abortion advocates will lose, again, just as they did when the Sonogram law was challenged and upheld.
The first court hearing is set for October 21, in Austin.