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Texas’s New Abortion Restrictions Are Cruel, Unusual, and Utterly Insane

Texas’s New Abortion Restrictions Are Cruel, Unusual, and Utterly Insane

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed into law new restrictions on abortions in the Lone Star State. Senate Bill 8 bans abortions after six weeks – the point at which fetal heartbeats typically become detectable – in all cases except for medical emergencies. There are no exceptions for rape or incest.

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That is quite a remarkable position for conservatives to have considering how hard they fight against protecting the lives of children who are already born, however, the most insidious component of Senate Bill 8 is to whom enforcement authority is granted. In a nutshell, it is a creepy “stand your ground” version of an abortion ban.

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