President Joe Biden called the new Texas law banning most abortions “un-American” on Friday and told reporters that the Justice Department is investigating mechanisms that could block its enforcement.
“The most damaging thing about Texas law is that it creates a kind of vigilante justice system where people get rewards for going out [and enforce it]“Said Biden of the law that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, approximately six weeks after pregnancy and before many women know they are pregnant. “It just seems, I know, that sounds ridiculous, almost un-American.”
The law’s enforcement mechanism allows individuals, abortion providers, and anyone involved in an illegal abortion to sue – a legal process that Biden says is under investigation by the Justice Department. Plaintiffs who submit a successful case could be reimbursed $ 10,000 and legal fees if they win their case.