Texas Now passes law banning abortion after 6 weeks

Texas Now passes law banning abortion after 6 weeks



US state, Texas has passed a new law banning abortion after six weeks into pregnancy.


The law passed by the Republican controlled state, bans abortions after the detection of what anti-abortion campaigners call a foetal heartbeat.


The law took effect after the Supreme Court did not respond to an emergency appeal by abortion providers against the law.


The law gives any individual the right to sue doctors who perform an abortion past the six-week point.


The "Heartbeat Act" was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in May but was taken to court by civil rights groups, including Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who requested that the Supreme Court block the legislation.Latest Post
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