The New Paper

May 20, 2021

Texas approves new abortion law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been detected (as early as six weeks) and allowing individual citizens to sue providers who violate the new rule. The legislation follows several abortion-related laws passed around the country (including a Mississippi law that the Supreme Court will review this year).
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