Abortion Advocacy Groups Sue Texas Over State Laws

Abortion advocacy groups sued the state of Texas on Thursday in an effort to walk back several state laws. The groups say in a suit filed in federal court in Austin that the laws, as the Texas Tribune reports, “promote the distribution of inaccurate information to patients, shame women who want abortions and create bureaucratic barriers to the operation.” They’re particularly harmful for women of color and low-income people, the lawsuit alleges.

The groups involved are Fund Texas Choice, the Lilith Fund, the Texas Access Fund, Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, the Afiya Center, the West Fund, and Dr. Bhavik Kumar.

A communications officer for the Texas Office of the Attorney General put out a statement batting down the claims of the suit and saying it’s “ridiculous that these activists are so dedicated to their radical pro-abortion agenda that they would sacrifice the health or lives of Texas women to further it.” More from the Trib here.

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