On Wednesday, after the state’s biggest anti-abortion organisation made a website public, inviting people to provide information about those who were breaking the legislation, the law went into force.
It was created by the pro-life organisation Texas Right to Life with the goal of assisting in the implementation of the new legislation. For this reason, private individuals are deputised to suit anybody who performs or assists in the performance of an abortion in contravention of the law, rather than state authorities, who are prohibited from doing so under the legislation.
All abortions beyond six weeks, even those performed in situations of rape or incest, are prohibited under the new legislation, during which many women are unaware that they are pregnant. It also avoids many legal obstacles by enabling abortion doctors and anybody who assists a woman seeking an abortion to be sued by private people, who may be awarded a maximum of $10,000 in damages plus legal costs if they prevail.
A campaign mainly coordinated on the social media platforms Reddit and TikTok, however, was launched by pro-choice users to deluge the site with fake reports and falsified data.
Black, on the other hand, has come up with new workarounds for each single limitation that Texas Right to Life has imposed on its reporting website so far, and he has no plans to stop anytime soon. Despite the fact that he told Vice that he did not want to disclose how he planned to cope with the obstacle, he did indicate that he was working on one.