Eleven members of the Texas Point out Legislature have fired off a letter to Sidley Austin, 1 of the most significant legislation firms in the U.S., threatening the organization and its lawyers with prison prosecution and disbarment if they in any way aid abortions, even in other states.
The letter, sent to the Chair of the firm’s administration committee and received by TMZ, states the Texas Independence Caucus — run by the 11 Texas Republican reps — has turn into conscious Sidley Austin is “reimbursing travel prices of staff who go away Texas to murder their unborn small children.” The Caucus also accuses the company of complicity in accomplishing illegal abortions.
Rep. Mayes Middleton, the Chair of the Caucus who signed the letter, warns Sidley Austin abortion is a felony in Texas unless the mother’s everyday living is in danger. Middleton notes the law covers “drug-induced abortions if any part of the drug regimen is ingested in Texas, even if the medications have been dispensed by an out-of-point out abortionist.”
Middleton threatens, if Sidley Austin violates the law, the organization and all of the partners will be issue to criminal prosecution and disbarment.
And it’s possible the most ominous … the letter claims Sidley “could have aided or abetted drug-induced abortions in violation of the Texas Heartbeat Act, by spending for abortions (or abortion-related vacation) in which the patient ingested the second drug in Texas following getting the medications from an out-of-state company.” The letter goes on to say there is litigation underway to uncover the id of the legal professionals who did this. The letter demands Sidley protect all paperwork relevant to any law firm who fundamentally helped any woman get an abortion following Sept. 1, 2021 — the day the Texas Heartbeat Act was enacted.
The letter goes on to alert the law company and its 2,000 attorneys … there will be new legislation in the up coming session of the Texas Point out Legislature that will exclusively concentrate on legislation corporations that fork out for abortion or abortion-relevant travel.
The laws would also give non-public citizens the right to sue anybody who pays for an elective abortion done on a Texas resident … no matter if they shell out right or reimburse. It will also incentivize citizens who provide these lawsuits with a $10,000 bounty if they prevail.
There’s far more … the new laws would demand the Texas Condition Bar to disbar any legal professional who violates the anti-abortion legislation. And, if the Point out Bar refuses to act, then users of the community can sue the Point out Bar and get a decide to require the Bar to disbar the offending law firm.
And in circumstance there are any D.A.’s who won’t enforce the legislation … the proposed laws would give any D.A. in the Point out the appropriate to prosecute even outdoors their jurisdiction.
We attempted to contact Sidley Austin for remark but have been unable to arrive at them.