The DoJ’s complaint in United States v. Texas outlines why an unconstitutional law should not be allowed to stand just because individuals, rather than state actors, enforce it.
Alex Berke is an employment lawyer and provides advice and counsel on sexual harassment and discrimination cases, including pregnancy, disability, race and gender as well as religious discrimination. She also spearheads the Pregnancy Project at Berke-Weiss Law, providing pregnant women and families with the necessary tools to exercise their rights during and after pregnancy.
The law in Texas now prohibits virtually any abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy, at which point most women do not even know that they are pregnant.
The governor who boasted that “we are sending a strong message that time is up on sexual harassment in the workplace” doesn’t appear to have thought his own message applied to him.