In a statement, Planned Parenthood praised the Justice Department's action, saying the law forced it and other abortion providers to suspend offering the procedure in Texas for fear of frivolous lawsuits by anti-abortion crusaders.
“This is another welcome step forward in the fight for abortion access in Texas," said Helene Krasnoff, vice president for public policy litigation and law for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. "We are grateful that the Department of Justice is bringing its full might to restoring Texans’ ability to exercise their constitutional right to abortion. For two weeks now, Texans have been forced to either cross state lines for care or carry a pregnancy against their will. They need relief now.”
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