Fighting for Abortion Access

Fund Texas Choice v. Paxton (August 23, 2022)

Fund Texas Choice, along with eight other abortion and practical support funds and a medical provider, have filed a proactive lawsuit (Fund Texas Choice v. Paxton) seeking to ensure we can continue to legally assist pregnant Texans in exercising their constitutional rights to travel and to protect our constitutional rights to free speech and association. 

Since the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, we have been under direct threat of criminal and civil liability for our support of pregnant Texans, forcing us to reevaluate and drastically alter our operations to protect our staff, board, volunteers, donors, and clients from criminal and civil prosecutions that violate our constitutional rights. 

Our proactive lawsuit asserts that while abortions are prohibited in virtually all circumstances under Texas state law post-Dobbs, those laws cannot restrict other constitutional rights of Texans, including:

  • the right to travel freely to and from other states, 
  • the rights to free speech and association, 
  • the right to donate money to political causes they believe in, and 
  • the right to extend compassion to family, friends, and community members in need.

Compassion and care are not criminal activities, and Texas law cannot control conduct throughout the country. Our case asserts that travel, advocacy, political and practical donations, and speech are constitutionally protected activities. This lawsuit seeks to end the ongoing threats and intimidation by extremist legislators and government officials and to allow us, our partner organizations, and all people in Texas to provide compassionate care and assistance to pregnant Texans in need of reproductive support.

Keep up with the status of our lawsuit here or on our social media platforms to stay updated!