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Thu May 13, 2021, 07:44 PM

MAGA Attorneys General Are Winning a GOP Civil War

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This should be bigger news: state Attorneys General who are currently in office are actively involved in a group that urged people to march to the Capitol on January 6th.

MAGA Attorneys General Are Winning a GOP Civil War
A Trumpist faction of the Republican Attorneys General Association tied to pre-Jan. 6 organizing is gaining steam—while more moderate members are heading for the exits.
3:00 PM · May 13, 2021


Texas lawmakers have sent Gov. Greg Abbott a bill that would allow anyone in the state to sue over an abortion performed past six weeks—essentially turning right-to-lifers into courthouse vigilantes.

The law is a twist on the increasingly popular “heartbeat” laws that ban abortions past the date that a heartbeat can be detected—usually around six weeks gestation. (Experts say most embryos do not have a heart at this point, and that the technology is likely picking up an electric signal flutter.) Nine states have passed such six-week bans since 2013; all have been challenged in court and have yet to go into effect.

What differentiates Texas’ bill—and what some lawmakers hope will make it more effective—is the ability for private individuals to sue to enforce it. Under the law, any person who believes that an abortion occurred after a fetal heartbeat can be detected can sue—for minimum suggested damages of $10,000. And they can sue any number of people: the abortion provider, an abortion fund that helped pay for it, even a friend or family member who drove the woman to the clinic.

“It’s unprecedented, there's no question,” Amy Hagstrom-Miller, CEO of Texas-based abortion clinic Whole Woman’s Health, told The Daily Beast. “The idea that just anybody should be able to police a highly trained physician and their staff—that any Joe on the street can make that claim—is just totally shocking."


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Thu May 13, 2021, 07:52 PM

1. 2024 is going to be such a war

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