Eight abortion fund groups and an abortionist filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against the State of Texas over Texas’ trigger law, House Bill 1280, in an attempt to continue funding out of state abortions. The suit filed in Austin targets Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and other county and district attorneys across the state.
The abortion groups are seeking to continue funding abortions committed on Texas women and Texas preborn children. The abortionist in the suit, Ghazaleh Moayedi, is suing to be able to prescribe abortion drugs via telemedicine from her Texas office.
Texas Right to Life Senior Legislative Associate Rebecca Parma responded;
The abortion fund plaintiffs in this suit are hoping to stop Texas from protecting its most innocent and vulnerable citizens. Yet, their frivolous lawsuit does not stop HB 1280 from taking effect today and further protecting Texas preborn children.
HB 1280 strengthens Texas’ Pro-Life laws, defending Life beginning at fertilization, by emplacing criminal, civil, and administrative penalties on abortionists who violate the law.
HB 1280 takes effect today, August 25, after being “triggered” 30 days after the Supreme Court entered a judgment reversing Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
The trigger law strengthens the penalties on abortionists breaking the law by destroying innocent human Life through abortion. Despite the ongoing abortion fund lawsuit, HB 1280 takes effect today, adding stronger protections for preborn Texans.