Abortion after the sixth week is now only allowed if the woman’s life is in danger. The new law was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in May. Despite persistent attempts by abortion rights activists to stop the law, it went into effect on Wednesday.
Our Creator has granted us the gift of life. Despite this, millions of children lose their right to life each year due to abortion. “We are working to protect those lives,” the governor said when he signed the law into law in Texas.
According to Abortion Law Groups, 85-90 percent of all abortions in Texas are performed after the sixth week, which means many clinics may have to close.
Ordinary individuals can report
The new law also means that anyone can report and prosecute people suspected of helping a woman have an abortion after the new deadline.
Opponents of abortion claim that what they call the “fetal heartbeat” can be heard at the sixth week. However, the term was condemned as severely misleading by medical authorities as a human fetus that week was the size of a grain of rice.
Despite the law’s entry into force, a court can still suspend the ban, according to legal experts.
Contrary to the constitution
It is clear that the new law in Texas violates the Constitution – the Constitution of the United States, according to President Biden, who has promised to defend the right to abortion.
“Texas law will significantly impede women’s access to the health care they need, especially in black and low-income communities,” Biden said in a statement Wednesday.
“My administration is firmly committed to the constitutional right established in Roe v. Wade five decades ago and will protect and defend it,” he added.
In Roe v. Wade, the United States Supreme Court ruled in 1973 that free abortion is part of the constitutional right to privacy.
Biden also finds it disgraceful that individuals are able to report and sue people they believe have assisted with abortions.
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