Thanks to the Texas Heartbeat Act, the number of abortions in Texas is dropping. But pro-abortion forces in the state remain defiant of the law. According to the Thomas More Society, directors “of the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity and the Texas Equal Access Fund have admitted in court that their organizations paid for at least one abortion of an unborn child in Texas that had a detectable heartbeat.”
The Thomas More Society says that it has “filed pre-suit petitions for discovery” against these two abortion funds: “Earlier this month Thomas More Society attorneys submitted petitions to take depositions from Neesha Davé, the Deputy Director of the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, and Kamyon Conner, the Executive Director of the Texas Equal Access Fund. These depositions will uncover the individuals subject to civil liability and criminal prosecution for aiding or abetting these illegal abortions, which will include each fund’s employees, volunteers, and donors whose gifts are targeted or used for these illegal purposes.”
Those who violate the Texas Heartbeat Act are subject to civil and criminal liability. Tom Brejcha, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Society, says that the “Lilith Fund and the Texas Equal Access Fund have admitted to paying for abortions in violation of the Texas Heartbeat Act, and in doing so they have exposed their employees, volunteers, and donors to civil lawsuits and potential criminal prosecution.”
Under the triangulation of Bill Clinton, the Democrats used to say that they wanted abortion “rare.” But their sour reaction to the 60 percent drop in abortions in the month after the Texas Heartbeat Act passed gives the lie to that posturing. They clearly prefer abortion to be commonplace. Planned Parenthood has called the drop in Texas abortions “the very beginning of the devastating impact” of the law and casts groups like the Thomas More Society as “bounty” hunters.