The Texas Right to Life group’s abortion ‘whistleblower’ website is down again, this point redirecting to the group’s website. This is often the second time the website’s tips platform has been pack up , each amid an onslaught of faux reports from everywhere the country. The website will return, the group claims, but the timeline for this return hasn’t been revealed.
The so-called ‘whistleblower’ website allows individuals around the US to submit reports about suspected abortions that violate Texas’s new restrictive abortion laws. The website allows anyone inside or outside of Texas to submit their reports, opening the door to expensive lawsuits and false allegations.
Many rallied to overload the web site with fake tips to make noise any authentic ones, including going thus far on found out bots to spam the services. Amid all of this, the website’s former registrar GoDaddy hit Texas Right to Life with a 24-hour notice that it had to seek out a replacement home. The website briefly went dark during this switch.
When it returned, many users got error messages or warnings that they’d been blocked — either permanently thanks to employing a VPN or temporarily to scale back fake reports. Over the vacation weekend, this changed once more; the website now redirects users to the Texas Right to Life website rather than its tips submission form.
The group said during a statement to CBS that the web site is redirecting users in order that “extra security protocols” are often implemented. Texas Right to Life says it plans to bring back the ideas website ‘soon,’ though the representative didn’t elaborate on the safety measures which will be implemented.