VALIDITY. The law that restricts abortion was followed by the clinics that provide the service. | Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post.
A website created to anonymously report abortions in Texas was shut down for the second time in less than two months. The ProLifeWhistleblower.com page, created by anti-abortion group Texas Right to Life, went offline this week after being sued by Planned Parenthood.
The context: Recently enacted Texas law states that abortions cannot be performed after six weeks of pregnancy. The legislation provides that state residents can sue clinics, doctors, nurses and even someone who takes a woman to undergo the procedure for a minimum of $ 10,000.
- Texas Right to Life created the ProLifeWhistleblower.com site in July so that people can report violations of the Texas law limiting abortion.
- Domain buying and selling service GoDaddy took down the collective’s website on Friday night.
What do they say? “Abortion advocates tried for more than a week to crash the website with traffic (spam). When they failed, the keyboard warriors harassed GoDaddy into taking down our site, ”states the Texas Right to Life statement.
- The association announced that it is looking for a new accommodation for its website. But the domain’s registrar, Epik, has warned that it will cut its services if the group insists on collecting private information about third parties.
- A GoDaddy representative told CBS News that the anti-abortion group was notified of the terms of service violation, and that they had 24 hours to change providers.
Main source of the news: CBS News