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Texas Abortion Ban in Effect; Dem AGs Fight to Protect Access to Abortion in Texas, Everywhere

September 1, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the following statement on the Texas abortion ban going into effect.  The law prohibits abortions at about six weeks into pregnancy and would allow “private right of action” lawsuits against anyone who helps a woman obtain an abortion.  

Statement from Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and Nevada AG Aaron Ford, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Attorneys General Association:

“We are calling on the Supreme Court to uphold 50 years of precedent and ensure that Texans will not be denied their constitutional right to abortion.  The Texas abortion ban now in effect makes each citizen a judge and jury, standing above an individual’s right to choose their own path for their health care, even in cases of rape and incest.  As leaders in the fight to preserve healthcare and access to abortion, the Democratic attorneys general will fight to protect reproductive rights for every person in every state.” 

In November 2019, DAGA announced the committee will only endorse candidates who support the right to access abortion and publicly commit to protecting reproductive rights. The candidate requirement was the first-of-its-kind for any Democratic campaign committee, reinforcing the commitment of the organization to protect reproductive health care for all.

A list of some of the actions taken by Democratic attorneys general to support reproductive freedom is available here.