Two Texas abortion funds—the Texas Equal Access Fund and the Lilith Fund—filed lawsuits asking the courts to declare S.B. 8 unconstitutional and to block the defendants from enforcing the law. Whereas previous lawsuits challenging S.B. 8 were filed in Texas, which falls within the notoriously anti-abortion 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, these news lawsuits are filed in Chicago and Washington, D.C., which fall within the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the District of Columbia, which are seen as likely to be more favorable to their arguments.
“We are proud to fight back, even when we have no choice,” said Amanda Beatriz Williams, executive director of Lilith Fund.
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