US DOJ says it will “protect” abortion seekers in Texas

Source: Politico

“The Justice Department said Monday that it will not tolerate violence against anyone who is trying to obtain an abortion in Texas as federal officials explore options to challenge a new state law that bans most abortions. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department would ‘protect those seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health services’ under a federal law known as the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. … The federal law, commonly known as the FACE Act, prohibits physically obstructing or using the threat of force to intimidate or interfere with a person seeking reproductive health services. The law also prohibits damaging property at abortion clinics and other reproductive health centers.” [editor’s note: That’s not a new law, and doesn’t seem to have anything at all to do with the Texas law. Garland’s seemingly just flapping his gums for the sake of flapping his gums – TLK] (09/06/21)