Meanwhile, those in support of the law are grateful for the past eight days. “By our estimation, there are as many as 200 unborn babies’ lives who are saved every day that law is in effect,” said Dr. Joe Pojman, executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life.
A controversial and unique aspect of the law is that it allows any person to sue anyone who performs or aids in an abortion, something the DOJ says was designed to evade judicial review. However, Dr. Pojman said because of this provision, it’s unclear what the federal government’s role can or should be.
“Since there’s never been a law like this that has been created which allows citizens to enforce it, it’s not clear that the federal government is going to have a successful lawsuit; we’re going to have to see,” he said. “We’re kind of on new legal ground.”