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Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson (Texas)


This case challenged Texas Senate Bill 8 (“S.B. 8”), which bans abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy.

Not only does this law ban abortion before most people realize they are pregnant, the restriction encourages any private individual —including anti-abortion protestors with no connection to the patient—to “enforce” the law by filing frivolous, destructive lawsuits against anyone who assists Texans in accessing abortion care after six weeks, including abortion and practical support funds.

The Lawyering Project represented half a dozen abortion and practical support funds in this legal challenge.


Judge of the 114th District Court, and on behalf of a class of all Texas judges similarly situated; Clerk for the District Court of Smith County; Mark Lee Dickson; Executive Director of the Texas Medical Board; Executive Director of the Texas Board of Nursing; Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission; Executive Director of the Texas Board of Pharmacy; Attorney General of Texas

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