The new law in Texas, effectively banning most abortions, has ignited widespread controversy and debate

This, in part, is because of the mechanism it uses to enforce the restrictions: deputizing ordinary people to sue those involved in performing abortions and giving them a financial incentive to do so.

The law establishes a kind of bounty system. If these vigilante plaintiffs are successful, the law allows them to collect cash judgments of $10,000 — and their legal fees — from those they sue. If they lose, they do not have to pay the defendants’ legal costs. Read more here.

The Texas Abortion Law – Here’s How It Works.

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