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PRH Supports Texas Providers

Today, Plaintiffs PRH Board Member Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, Fund Texas Choice, The North, Texas Equal Access Fund, The Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, Frontera Fund, The Afiya Center, West Fund, Jane’s Due Process, and Clinic Access Support Network are appearing in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas as they sue Texas’s Attorney General Ken Paxton and other state officials for depriving Texans of their constitutional rights.

Physicians for Reproductive Health and law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction against Texas’s abortion ban. In the brief, PRH outlines the ways that the Texas abortion bans not only violate the Commerce Clause, but also create the threat of liability and harm for abortion care providers and pregnant patients in need of abortion care in Texas.

Please read the full amicus curae here.

“Texas has clearly engaged in a historical pattern of discrimination against abortion providers. The Texas Anti-Abortion Laws perpetuate Texas’s pattern of intentionally targeting abortion providers and patients. Moreover, the effect and design of these laws prevent abortion providers from entering or remaining in the state to provide abortion care, and also prohibit patients from leaving the state to seek abortion care and returning to complete it… providers and patients should not face criminal or civil liability for seeking legal care outside of Texas upon reentry to, or prior to exit from, Texas.”

PRH will always show up for our providers across the country. We believe in the care abortion providers and allied providers bring to their communities and we will never stop advocating on their behalf, as well as the clinics, funds, and organizers who make their work possible.