The Texas Abortion Law Creates a Kind of Bounty Hunter. Here’s How It Works.

The new law in Texas effectively banning most abortions has ignited widespread controversy and debate, in part because of the mechanism it uses to enforce the restrictions: deputizing ordinary people to sue those involved in performing abortions and giving them a financial incentive to do so. The law establishes a kind of bounty system. If these vigilante plaintiffs are successful, […]

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The Justice Dept. sues Texas over its new restrictive abortion law.

The Justice Department sued Texas on Thursday over its recently enacted law that prohibits nearly all abortions in the state, the first significant step by the Biden administration to fight the nation’s most restrictive ban on abortion. The department argued that the Texas law was unconstitutional. “It is settled constitutional law that ‘a state may not prohibit any woman from […]

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