TEXAS- SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2021– A new law in Texas bans all abortions beyond a detectable heartbeat. Furthermore the bill rewards those that report illegal abortions amounts exceeding $10,000. The bill came into effect after an appeal to the US Supreme Court was denied.
As most heartbeats are detectable around 6 weeks in pregnancy. The bill effectively eliminates most abortions after one and a half months. Furthermore, the bill establishes a “bounty” for those that bring successful litigation against an individual violating the law.
The law was enacted through Senate Bill 8 in Texas. With the US Supreme Court deciding not to rule on the matter, the bill took effect on September 1st, 2021.