Former State Senator Wendy Davis Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Texas Abortion Law as Unconstitutional | app


DALLAS — Former North Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, best known for her 1 p.m. filibuster against an abortion bill in 2013, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Bill 8 of the Senate, challenging the restrictions that came into effect on September 1 banning abortions after six weeks is unconstitutional.

The lawsuit argues that the law violates due process and the plaintiff’s freedom of speech and asks the court to declare unenforceable both that law and the old Texas abortion law.

This page requires JavaScript.

Javascript is required for you to play premium content. Please enable it in your browser settings.

kAm“(6 2C6 2D<: e96 e de f>6?E @7 23@CE:@? 7F ?5D 3J 4@?7:C>:?8 $qg 42??@E 36 FD65 E@ D:=6?46 5@?@CD H:E9 3@8FD E9C62ED[” s2G:D D2:5 😕 2 DE2E6>6?E]k^am

kAm$qg 92D DFCG:G65 6G6CJ =682= 492==6?86 D:?46 :E H2D 6?24E65[ 2?5 92D 366? FA96=5 3J E96 &]$]$FAC6>6 r@FCE]|@DE C646?E=J[ E96 %6I2D $FAC6>6 r@FCE D6?E E96 42D6 324< E@ E96 &]$]dE9 r:C4F:E r@FCE @7 pAA62=D 27E6C 46CE:7J:?8 2 BF6DE:@? @? DE2E6 =2H[ H96E96C @C ?@E E96 =2H 2==@H65 DE2E6 =:46?D:?8 @77:4:2=D E@ C6AC:>2?5 AC@G:56CD H9@ G:@=2E6 E96 =2H]k^am

kAm%96 DE2E6’D 9:89 4@FCE 564:565 E92E @77:4:2=D 4@F=5 ?@E C6G@6?EA@H6C F?56C E96 =2H[ H9:49 😀 6?7@C465 E9C@F89 AC:G2E6 4:E:K6?D] %96 CF=:?8 67764E:G6=J E9C6H @FE 23@CE:@? AC@G:56CD 492==6?86 E@ E96 =2H]k^Am

kAms2G:D 😀 2 7@C>6C u@CE (@CE9 =2H>2@4C2E:4 ?@>:?2E:@ ?7@C 8@G6C?@C :?a_`c 3FE H2D 56762E65 3J #6AF3=:42?vC68 p33@EE]$96 D2JD :?E96 DF:E E92E E96 =2H 92D 4C62E65 2 “49:== :?8 67764E” 7@CG@=F?E66CD 2?5 5@?@CD @7 23@CE:@? 7F?5D[ 6DA64:2==J 27E6C DE2E6 #6A] qC:D4@6 r2: ?[ #s66C !2C<[ D6?E 462D6 2?5 56D:DE =6EE6CD E@ 23@CE:@? 7F?5D 24C@DD E96 DE2E6 =2DE >@?E9 😕 H9:49 96 2EE24965 AC6#@6 DE2EFE6D 2==68:?8 E92E E96J 2C6 DE:== 2AA=:423=6 F?56C %6I2D =2H]k^am

kAms2G:D[ H9@ H@C

kAm“p44@C5:?8=J[ D96 :?E6?5D ?@E E@ >2<6 2?J 255:E:@?2= 5@?2E:@?D E@ %6I2D 23@CE:@? 7F?5D F?E:= E96 r@FCE AC@G:56D 4=2C:EJ @? E9:D :DDF6[” E96 =2HDF:E D2:5]k^am

kAm%96 =2HDF:E 7:=65 %F6D52J 2:>D 2E 56DEC@J:?8 E96 AC6#@6 DE2EFE6D H9:=6 2=D@ 2C8F:?8 E92E $qg:DF?4 @?DE:EFE:@?2=]k^Am

kAms2G:D 92D 366 ? 4C:E:42= @7 E96 $qg[ 2D 2 =@?8 DFAA@CE6C @7 23@CE:@? 2446DD] X? 2 y2?F2CJ :?E6CG:6H H:E9 %96 s2==2D |@C?:?8 }6HD 367@C6 E96 2??:G6CD2CJ @7 #@6 GD](256[ D96 H2C?65 @7 E96 :>A24E @7 C6DEC:4E:@?D]k^am

kAm“%6I2D 😀 2 AC:>6 6I2>A=6 @7 H92E H6’C6 =@@<: : e96>:?8 >@?E9D 2?5 H6 5@?’E 6G6? 92G6 2 4@>A=6E6 32? 96C6 2?5 H6’G6 2=C625J D66? E96 42E2DEC@A9:4 4@?D6BF6?46 @7 H92E 2 D:IH666 7@C> @7 EC:886C =2H H96C6 23@CE:@? H:== 36 6:E96C 4@>A=6E6=J 32??65 @C D6G6C6=J 4FCE2:=65 :7 :E’D @G6CEFC?65 3J E96 DFAC6>6 4@FCE:? yF?6[” s2G:D D2:5 😕 y2?F2CJ]k^am

kAm$96 😀 ;@:?65 😕 E96 DF:E 3J E96 $E:8>2 #6=:67 uF?5[ 2 7F?5 2DD@4:2E65 H:E9 23@CE:@? AC@G:56C (9@=6 (@>2?’D w62=E9[ 2?5 |2CG2 $25=6C 2?5 $62? |69=[ H9@ 3@E9 D6CG6 @? E96 8C@FA’D 3@2C5]k^am

kAm$25=6C 2?5 |69= D2J:? E96 DF:E E92E E96J 92G6 DE@AA65 5@?2E:?8 E@ 23@CE:@? 7F?5D “F?E:= E96 r@FCE 4=2C:7:6D H96E96C 2?5 E@ H92E 6IE6?E WE96JX 42? 7246 =:23:=:EJ 7@C 5@:?8 D@]”k^Am

kAm$27=6C[ |69=[ 2?5 s2G:D 2C6 DF:?8 $25:6 (6=5@? 2?5 pD9=6J |2IH6== 2D H6==[ EH@ 24E:G:DE H9:49 92G6 366? :?G@=G65 😕 DF:ED H:E9 E96 23@CE:@? 7F?5D] %96 EH@ H@>6? 7:=65 A6E:E:@?D:? y2?F2CJ 2?5 u63CF2CJ[ D66<:?8 E@ 56A@D6 =6256CD @7 E96 %6I2D tBF2= p446DD uF?5 2?5 E96 {:=:E9 uF?5]k^am

kAmx? |2C49[ E96 %6I2D tBF2= p446DD uF?5 2?5 {:=:E9 uF?5 DF65 E96 H@>6? 2=@?8 H:E9 E96 %9@>2D |@C6 $@4:6EJ[ 2 r9:428@32D65 ?@?AC@7:E =2H 7:C>[ 2?5 p>6C:42 u:CDE {682= u@F?52E:@?[ 2 s]r]32D65 25G@424J 8C@FA[ 2C6 E96 EH@ @C82?:K2E:@?D =:DE65 😕 E96 =2HDF:E]k^am

kAms2G:D 😀 2? :4@? @7 %6I2D s6>@4C2ED 7@C 96C a_`b 7:=:3FDE6C E92E DE:== :?DA:C6D 23@CE:@? C:89ED 24E:G:DED]k^Am

kAm%96 7@C>6C u@CE (@CE9 D6?2E@C E2=2E6=J A2DD65:? 2 D64@?5 DA64:2= D6DD:@?[ 3FE s2G:D 82C?6C65 ?2E:@?2= 2EE6?E:@? 2?5 E96 >@G6 96=A65 =2F?49 96C F?DF446DD7F= CF? 7@C 8@G6C?@C 282:?DE p33@EE 😕 a_`c]k^am

kAms2G:D’ DA6649 =2DE65 =@?8 6?@F89 E@ 364@>6 E96 =@?86DE:? %6I2D 9:DE@CJ 3J 2 76>2=6 D6?2E@C]w6C C64@C5 H2D 3C@@4C2ED 2 A=2E7@C> E@ @FE=:?6 E96:C 4C:E:4:D>D @7 E96 =68:D=2E:@?[ 3FE F=E:>2E6=J @?=J 56=2J65 :ED A2DD286]k^am


kAm©a_aa %96 s2==2D |@C?:?8 }6HD]s:DEC:3FE65 3J %C:3F?6 r@?E6?E p86?4J[ {{r]k^am

Copyright 2022 Tribune Content Agency.


Comments are closed.