Todd Flood, a special counsel leading the probe into Flint’s water contamination emergency, told the press that his team is taking the case “very seriously.”
Advocates say the law effectively criminalizes an entire population: pregnant people.
The lawsuit is the fourth challenge to the new law that regulates pregnancy-related centers, requiring facilities to post a public notice about access to abortion and birth control.
Reproductive rights advocates with the #FightBackTX Truth Tour have traveled around Texas this month to raise awareness about the negative effects anti-choice laws have had on abortion access.
The Trust Black Women Partnership, a collective of Black women-led organizations and advocates, released a solidarity statement with Black Lives Matter on Tuesday, reaffirming the shared roots of struggles for Black self-determination and bodily autonomy.
Katherine N. Dellis, 24, was charged Friday with unlawful concealment of human remains, a Class 6 felony.
Cruz has been a vocal proponent of defunding Planned Parenthood, which provides millions of people with access to contraception.
Attorneys challenging the measure argue it unduly burdens abortion rights and serves no legitimate health interest.
Planned Parenthood will reopen its Colorado Springs clinic on February 15, about two and a half months after a shooter killed three people at the facility.
The bill is meant to protect animals from abuse. It also makes sodomy a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.