Website hosting service GoDaddy said Friday it would end services for the owner of a website that allows people to report suspected abortions, a result feared by the Left following a new Texas law that imposes bans on abortions after six weeks.
The law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, which took effect Wednesday, gives enforcement to the hands of citizens, allowing them to sue anyone who provides or “aids or abets” an abortion later than the six-week period. Those who successfully sue an abortion provider are also entitled to $10,000.
“Last night, we informed prolifewhistleblower.com they have violated GoDaddy’s terms of service and have 24 hours to move to a different provider,” the webpage hosting company said in a statement.
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Texas Right to Life, the group that sponsored and owned the website, said it would put its webpage back up through a different host.
“Our IT team is already in process of transferring our assets to another provider, and we’ll have the site restored within 24-48 hours. Come back soon,” a spokeswoman for the group said in a statement to NBC News.
Many on the Left feared that websites such as prolifewhistleblower.com would emerge following the passage of Senate Bill 8, with Vice President Kamala Harris calling the measure “a bounty law” on Thursday, apparently referencing the provision allowing individuals to file suits against anyone who performs or who “aids and abets” an abortion. A lawsuit filed under this pretense can yield at least $10,000 in “statutory damages” per abortion.
However, abortion providers in Texas scored a small victory on Friday, when a judge granted a temporary restraining order that protected employees at Planned Parenthood clinics across the state from being sued by employees at Right to Life Texas.
The decision, made by Judge Maya Guerra Gamble, does not mean the recent ban on abortions after six weeks will not go into effect but rather prevents anti-abortion activists from suing abortion clinics.
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The Washington Examiner contacted GoDaddy and Texas Right to Life but did not immediately receive a response.