Gov. Abbott signs fetal heartbeat abortion bill into law

Gobernador de Texas Greg Abbott
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Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 10:28 AM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed a bill into law to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

That would mean abortions could be banned as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

The ACLU of Texas is already speaking out against the bill.

“Not only does this ban violate more than half a century of Supreme Court caselaw, it paves the way for anti-choice extremists to use our court system to go after anyone who performs abortions or considers supporting a person that has one,” said Drucilla Tigner, policy and advocacy strategist of the ACLU of Texas.

The ACLU of Texas previously sued the city of Lubbock for a similar ban on abortion within its city limits.

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