Sign the petition: Texas has launched an unprecedented attack on abortion. Show your support as we continue our fight.
On September 1, 2021, Senate Bill 8 — Texas's extreme abortion ban — took effect. SB 8 bans abortions at six weeks, a time when many people may not yet know they’re pregnant.
Unlike other abortion bans, this ban leaves enforcement of the law to private citizens. With the law in effect, any person around the country can sue any Texan who helps patients access abortion care after six weeks, including religious leaders, counselors, family members, rideshare drivers, providers, and abortion fund staff and volunteers.
SB 8 incentivizes vigilantes — including anti-abortion activists who have no connection to the patient — to act as bounty hunters, awarding them at least $10,000 if their court challenge is successful.
Combined with the already difficult barriers to access in Texas, this law is designed to alienate and punish patients who will now need to be aware that anyone, including abusive partners, controlling parents, or anti-choice strangers, could take them to court for seeking abortion services. .
This is an archaic, restrictive and grossly unconstitutional attack on our reproductive freedom.
Thankfully, we have champions on the ground who have already begun to fight this blatant attempt to destroy abortion rights. Groups including Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Lawyering Project, and the ACLU have gone to court in Texas to fight back against the ban and ensure every single one of us has the right to control our own bodies.
What's happening in Texas affects all of us — the Texas law could inspire politicians across the country to enact similar, devastating restrictions on abortion access.
Join us in showing our support in this fight for our reproductive rights and help put a stop to one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.
Sign the petition: We support the fight against SB 8 and those leading the charge. We support our rights to our bodies and our reproductive freedom.