THREAD: In addition to the drastic restrictions it places on a woman’s reproductive and medical care rights, the new Texas abortion law, SB8, will have devastating effects on online speech. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/09/ne…

7:20 PM · Sep 2, 2021

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The law will create anti-choice trolls: a class of lawyers and plaintiffs dedicated to using the courts to extort money from a wide variety of speakers supporting abortion rights.
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SB8 is a “bounty law”: it doesn’t just allow these lawsuits, it provides a significant financial incentive to file them. It is an attack on many fundamental rights, including the First Amendment rights to advocate for abortion rights and to provide basic educational information.
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Those providing educational resources, identifying locations of clinics, arranging rides and escorts, fundraising to support reproductive rights, or simply encouraging women to consider all their options—now have to consider the risk that they might be sued for speaking.
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The law is an attack on many fundamental rights, including the First Amendment rights to advocate for abortion rights, to provide basic educational information, and to counsel those considering reproductive decisions.
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Replying to @EFF
A new low for EFF—using the horrific situation in Texas to advance support for their favorite law—Section 230. I find myself frequently at odds with EFF over policy. But I have never been this disappointed. 💔
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So, on balance, Texas's hideous law notwithstanding, the application of 230 is generally supportive of women's rights to date? Because there won't be any sites created to exploit the intersection of anti-abortion "activism" and harassment?
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