The New Republic reports:
A Republican lawmaker in Texas has introduced a bill to appoint a state special prosecutor to handle abortion law violations, among other issues, The Washington Post’s Caroline Kitchener reported Thursday.
The bill, introduced in the state House of Representatives Wednesday, would let the state supreme court appoint a special prosecutor to handle violations of Texas election laws, human trafficking cases, and violations of the state’s abortion laws.
Texas has banned abortion after six weeks, before many people even know they are pregnant. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. Individuals are also allowed to sue anyone who provides abortion care or helps someone get an abortion.
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Photo: Rep Mike Schofield, sponsor.
Texas Republicans have begun to introduce bill after bill to curb access to abortion, despite the fact that six out of ten Texas voters say they support abortion in all or most cases. https://t.co/NWajJh1UO5
— The New Republic (@newrepublic) March 10, 2023
NEWS: A Republican in TX just introduced a bill to appoint a state special prosecutor who would, among other things, handle violations of abortion bans.
An early sign that Republican-led states may start devoting time/$$ to prosecuting people for distributing abortion pills pic.twitter.com/q5QzGm6Mny
— Caroline Kitchener (@CAKitchener) March 9, 2023