Texas: Stricter abortion laws to be enforced by citizens

Texas: Stricter abortion laws to be enforced by citizens

The US state of Texas wants to make abortion more difficult. “The Heartbeat Bill” Is A New Law That Prevents Abortion As soon as the fetal heartbeat can be recognized. This sometimes happens in the sixth week of pregnancy – when some women don’t even know they are pregnant. Part of the law change is also a move to enable private citizens across the country to prosecute abortion providers and others who help women get abortions in Texas.

Unlike other laws, it must not be enforced by the authorities, but by ordinary citizens – even outside Texas – that should be allowed to prosecute abortion workers. If These Plaintiffs Are Successful, They Should Get a Reward for Every “Illegal” Abortion Receive at least $10,000 plus legal fees Receive reimbursement.

The law is expected to come into force from September 1. Since it is unclear who to sue, it is difficult to challenge a legal innovation. was in april 370+ Texan Lawyers in an Open Letter Raised legal concerns. In the letter, they point primarily to the broader plea that allows even a rapist to prosecute his victim’s family and other assistants – and who can receive $10,000 for it.

Bills similar to the “Heartbeat Bill” have already been introduced in several US states. Supreme court announced in May that it would comply with state law Mississippi Which allows abortion up to a maximum of 15 weeks. This decision could have far-reaching consequences for the entire country as it does Challenging the Basic Abortion Law.

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Since Roe v. Since 1973, Wade enforces nationwide that abortions are allowed until the fetus is viable outside the womb. From a medical point of view, this is the case between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy.

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