Government Relations Director National Association of Social Workers Texas Chapter
Aiding and abetting is laid out in chapter 7 of the Texas Penal Code, but is quite vague in the context of how that would be applied to a provider or volunteer discussing abortion with a client. This could criminalize a conversation with someone who asks about abortion or providing a referral to an abortion provider. The person filing the suit is eligible to receive up to $10,000 in compensation from the professional, in addition to attorney’s fees.
We ask you to support Texas social workers by sharing the letter attached and our petition below.
Join NASW/TX member Monica Faulkner, PhD, LMSW, and our advocacy to protect social workers’ constitutional rights!
From Dr. Faulkner: Last week I filed a lawsuit against the State of Texas to protect myself, you and future social workers from being sued for doing your job. I ask you to join me by signing on to petition to ask for judicial relief from the unconstitutional provisions of Senate Bill 8 which takes effect September 1, 2021.Sign the Petition
Alison Mohr Boleware, LMSW
Government Relations Director
National Association of Social Workers Texas Chapter