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Conservative Texas Lawyer Targets PrEP Access After Abortion Rights

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With the Supreme Court overturning on Roe v. Wade last month, the architect of the Texas abortion law has already aimed at marriage equality, and his next target could leave Texans without access to lifesaving preventive care.Jonathan Mitchell, the former solicitor general who helped write Senate Bill 8, the restrictive abortion law, opened a private law firm in Texas in 2018 to go after decades of the High Court's rulings, according to The Dallas Morning News.Since the beginning of his career, Mitchell has been vocal about his desire to dismantle decades of decisions he believes depart from the Constitution’s language or recognize constitutional rights that do not have a textual foundation.

Due to the Supreme Court’s continued shift in his direction, his cases will likely serve as a bellwether of the country’s legal system.As the architect of Senate Bill 8, which makes everyday Texas citizens abortion bounty hunters, Mitchell, who once clerked under Justice Antonin Scalia, has spent years advocating for the Supreme Court to reverse Roe vs.

Wade. His legal theories and court cases laid the groundwork for the ruling to fall.In the four years since opening a one-person firm in Austin, Mitchell has litigated on a wide range of issues, including affirmative action, marriage equality, and contraception mandates.Mitchell now has set his sights on Descovy and Truvada, two medications that help prevent HIV transmission when taken as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, because those medications enable homosexual behavior, the suit statesIn the case Kelley v.

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