A Texas judge has issued an injunction against an anti-abortion group, Texas Right to Life, blocking it from trying to enforce the new six-week abortion ban against Planned Parenthood in Texas, reports CNN. Attorneys representing the anti-abortion group agreed to a temporary restraining order blocking the group and its member from filing lawsuits against the clinics, says Courthouse News Source. The injunction issued by Judge Karin Crump of the Travis County court responded to a complaint filed by Planned Parenthood clinics across Texas.
The clinics argue that the law has drastically harmed them already and will do more harm if it is not enjoined. They claim Texas Right to Life and those involved in the organization have already announced their plans to bring litigation against them, prompting the clinics to preemptively petition for injunctive relief against such suits. Planned Parenthood’s case against Texas Right to Life is set to go to trial in April 2022. Many clinics in Texas have already ceased providing abortion procedures out of fear of litigation.