The following article, Texas Gov. Abbott Signs ‘Heartbeat’ Bill with Near Total Abortion Ban, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has just signed a bill into law that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected at about six weeks into a pregnancy.
This will be one of the strongest pro-life laws in the nation and represents a near total abortion ban.
The heartbeat bill is now LAW in the Lone Star State.
This bill ensures the life of every unborn child with a heartbeat will be saved from the ravages of abortion.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 19, 2021
Bills of this nature have big support across the country. According to a Hill-HarrisX poll from 2019, a majority said they don’t think laws banning abortions past six weeks are “too restrictive.” Of 1,000 registered voters, 21 percent think they’re “too lenient,” and 34 percent think they’re “just right.”
The Institute of Pro-Life Advancement, a project of Students for Life of America, found that Millennials and Gen Z support such legislation. “Millennials and Gen Z by 47% to 38% supported such a ban, and by a larger margin, 60% to 25%, supported requiring doctors to check for a heartbeat before offering to commit an abortion,” according to findings from January.
At this stage of pregnancy, a woman may undergo a “suction, or aspiration, D&C abortion [which] is a procedure in which a suction catheter is inserted into the mother’s uterus to extract the preborn baby,” as described by Live Action’s “Abortion Procedures” project. Another method is chemical abortion, “in which the woman takes pills containing Mifepristone (RU-486) and Misoprostol (or Cytotec) to end the life of the baby,” and then has contractions to expel the now-dead baby.
Naturally, the abortion zealots on the left will immediately sue Texas over the law.
Abortion mill operators and racist group Planned Parenthood noted it will sue:
This law won’t go into effect until September — and we will fight back with everything we have to keep that from happening. Remember: Abortion remains safe and legal in all 50 states, and we will do everything in our power to keep it that way.
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) May 19, 2021
Abbott’s signing makes Texas the tenth state with a heartbeat law banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
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