But for them to do that, the Supreme Court needs to send the paperwork to the lower courts. As a result, vendors are asking Justice Neil Gorsuch, who issued an opinion Friday, to skip the normal 25-day waiting period.
The law will remain on the books, and private individuals – known by critics as “bounty hunters” – will still be able to file lawsuits against anyone they allege helped a woman have an abortion and has the potential to bring in more than $10,000. damages.
The providers say the court should move quickly because “for over 100 days, thousands of Texans have been unable to exercise their federal constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy.”