Texas abortion ban has got another lawsuit against it. The lawsuit
has been filed in the state of Illinois on Tuesday after the opponents of a new
Texas ban
on most abortions were being thwarted by courts elsewhere for weeks in
their efforts to block the nation’s most restrictive abortion law.

The latest legal challenge came as the Joe Biden
administration waited for a federal judge in Austin, Texas, to rule on a
request to halt the law known as Senate Bill 8, which bans abortions in Texas
once the cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks into the pregnancy.
A hearing was held on Friday but there was no timetable for a decision.

Although courts have blocked similar measures in other
places in the United States, the Texas law has been allowed to remain in place
since early September because it uniquely leaves enforcement solely up to
private citizens, who are entitled to at least $10,000 in damages if they
prevail in a lawsuit against abortion providers.

A San Antonio doctor who admitted defying the law in a Washington
Post opinion column last month was quickly sued but there is a catch in the
lawsuit against him. He was not sued by anti-abortion advocates but instead by
former attorneys in Illinois and Arkansas who oppose the law and are trying to
force a court to weigh in.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is now asking a federal
court in Illinois to consolidate the lawsuits against Dr Alan Braid and declare
the law unconstitutional.

Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States did not
rule on the constitutionality of the Texas law, but allowed it to remain in

In 1973, the US Supreme Court issued its Roe v. Wade ruling,
which established a nationwide right to abortion at any point before a fetus
can survive outside the womb, generally around 24 weeks.