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On Wednesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the Texas Heartbeat Act, which will abolish elective abortions as early as six weeks, when the child in the womb’s heartbeat is detectable using methods according to standard medical practice. The policy takes effect on September 1, 2021.

Life News reports:

Abbot said the bill, “… ensures that the life of every unborn child who has a heartbeat will be saved from the ravages of abortion.”

In an interview with KXXV 25 News, Abbott recently said he supports the bill because he wants to make life better for every person in Texas, including children in the womb.

“We’re addressing every issue in the entire state that will make lives better for everybody, including innocent, unborn children,” the governor said. “What this bill seeks to do is once a heartbeat is detected in a mother’s womb, at that time it would be inappropriate to take the life of that baby. Texas has taken a position that innocent life is so important.”

Texas Right to Life thanked Governor Abbott for signing the bill.

“When the Texas Heartbeat Act takes effect on September 1, all elective abortions after the preborn child’s heartbeat is detectable will be prohibited. A preborn child’s heartbeat can be detected using methods according to the standard medical practice as early as six weeks’ gestation. This measure will save thousands of lives and is a vital step in the road to abolishing all abortions in Texas,” it told LifeNews. “Texas Right to Life applauds this landmark victory and notes that countless children, women, and hospitalized patients are still threatened by abortion and euthanasia in Texas. The work of protecting Life in Texas is not finished. The abortion industry continues to threaten vulnerable preborn children with discriminatory and early abortions. 

The news comes one day after the Planned Parenthood abortion business sued a pro-life Texas city that declared itself a “sanctuary” for the unborn.

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1 year ago

Glad to hear it.