A state judge dismissed an anti-Life lawsuit Thursday that sought to attack the Texas Heartbeat Act. Now, a regional abortion fund, the North Texas Equal Access Fund, is required to pay attorney’s fees to a Pro-Life activist.
Abortion funds are nonprofit organizations whose sole purpose is to aid and abet the murder of unborn children. Groups like these quickly spread around the state and country over the past few years, raising money to pay for logistical expenses related to an abortion. This can include the procedure itself, transportation, lodging, and childcare to go to the appointment.
When the Supreme Court of the U.S. overturned Roe v. Wade in June, many of these abortion funds either ceased operation in Texas or severely limited their services. They feared prosecution under our pre-Roe laws, which prohibits “furnish[ing]the means for procuring an abortion.” When Pro-Life Representative Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) preemptively sent a cease and desist letter, they heeded the warning.
The latest blow to these anti-Life organizations, however, was a self-inflicted one. Thursday’s loss arose out of lawsuits they filed themselves several months ago. After the Texas Heartbeat Act began saving thousands of lives in the state, these abortion funds began to feel threatened, and they sued Texas Right to Life and other Pro-Life activists. These lawsuits were generally performative and harmless at the time, but it seems that the abortion industry harmed itself in filing them.
Abortion funds are a crucial cog in the massive abortion industry machine, and that machine is falling apart at all junctures in the state of Texas. With the Texas Heartbeat act and the Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, they have lost all purpose and relevance.
LifeNews Note: Kim Schwartz is the communications director for Texas Right to Life.