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Yes, Activists Took Down the Texas GOP's Website Over Restrictive Abortion Law

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The hacker group Anonymous took credit for the vandalism.
Activists from the hacker collective Anonymous took down the website of the Texas Republican Party in protest against a restrictive law that has the effect of banning most abortions.

The law, SB8, which took effect on Sept. 1, 2021, bans abortions at about six weeks. The enforcement mechanism laid out in the law allows any private citizen to sue "any person" who performs such abortions, or "aids or abets" them.

The law blocks access to an estimated 85 to 90% of medical system-provided abortion services, and provides no exceptions for cases involving rape or incest.

The law was overwhelmingly backed by Texas Republicans and signed by the state's Republican governor, Greg Abbott. In response, Anonymous announced a campaign, dubbed "Operation Jane," to render data collected in efforts to report abortions useless.

As part of that campaign, Anonymous hackers…
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