Texas Legislators Pass Abortion Plan

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AUSTIN, TX – MAY 29: Protesters hold up signs as they march down Congress Ave at a protest outside the Texas state capitol on May 29, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Thousands of protesters came out in response to a new bill outlawing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected signed on Wednesday by Texas Governor Greg Abbot. (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images)

By Badr Kwaik, Staff Writer

 

In Texas, new legislation has been passed on September 11, which prohibits abortions beyond six weeks of pregnancy. This is prior to when women are informed that they are pregnant. The law also makes it possible for practically any individual to sue abortion providers. This became the most stringent abortion law in the United States.

The reaction to this new law has been nothing but negative for the most part. Many groups and organizations are battling to revoke this law. This includes physicians, women’s rights activists, abortion providers, and the United States government.

Lawyer Alexandria, who spoke to Glamour, (last name not mentioned) said, ¨I think it’s despicable. Again, a bunch of wealthy white men are determining what women of all ages, races, and backgrounds can do with their bodies. Women will go out of state to get abortions or do them illegally, risking their health. And those with less access to reproductive and contraceptive education or fewer resources may end up pregnant at a disproportionate rate, with no option to choose¨

¨My heart breaks for the many, many Texas women who will now have that access to lifesaving health care denied to them and whose bodies are now just a political stage where the battle for more power and control will continue to take place without apology by the Republican party.¨ Texas resident Michelle says.

Senior Josh da Silva stated, ¨I think it is unfair because they are not aware that they are pregnant. I think this law should be revoked, or at least extended.”

According to Reuters, abortion clinics are suffering as a result of the recent law put in place. At Whole Woman’s Health clinics, the number of patients seeking abortions dropped by a whopping seventy percent. Women are currently searching for alternatives such as going to out-of-state clinics or ordering abortion pills.

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