Texas Right to Life, a conservative anti-abortion organization, launched a website to encourage citizens to report people who were engaged in abortions. The reports are anonymous, and there’s even an option to submit ‘’evidence.’’
Anyone can be reported; from doctors and clinics, to people who merely agreed to drive the patient to the clinic. The organization offers people help to educate them on the best way to enforce the law, basically turning them into pro-life vigilantes.
The website is also a means of recruiting new members, as it offers people a chance to ‘’join the team.’’ After filling out a questionnaire, citizens have can choose if they want to remain anonymous and help with data collection, or they’re ready to be plaintiffs in court.
The Pro-Life Whistleblower is the latest of the Texas Right to Life’s actions to support the Texas abortion politics. They’re also running camps for conservative young people, training them to be good anti-abortion activists.
These activities gained speed as September 1 is approaching — on this date, Texas is beginning to enact a law that bans abortions after sixth week of the pregnancy. There are no exceptions, not even in the case of rapes or incest.
The new law relies on the same mechanism as the website. In other words, the Texas government won’t enforce it, as the law itself states that anyone can file a lawsuit against people who may have helped abortion in any way.