Texas passes ‘heartbeat’ anti-abortion bill that would ban all terminations after just SIX WEEKS and allow pro-life activists around the US to sue doctors
- State Senate voted on Thursday to pass bill that would ban all abortions after six weeks – before many women even know they are pregnant
- Bill includes provision to that allows anyone in the country sue a doctor, nurse or any person linked to abortion and seek financial damages of up to $10,000
- Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign it into law
- Federal courts have blocked most ‘heartbeat’ bills that were passed by a dozen ‘red’ states
Texas lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday that would ban all abortions after six weeks – before many women even know they are pregnant – and allow private citizens to enforce the rule by suing doctors.
The state Senate vote sends the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it into law. That would bring Texas in line with about a dozen other GOP-led states that have passed so-called ‘heartbeat bills’ that federal courts have mostly blocked.
The Texas measure is also likely to draw a swift legal challenge from abortion rights groups…