Texas Governor Signs Law Banning Abortions as Early as 6 Weeks

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a law that bans abortions in Texas before many women even know they are pregnant and differs singularly from similar efforts nationwide.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed a law that bans abortions in Texas before many women even know they are pregnant and differs singularly from similar efforts nationwide: leaving enforcement to private citizens, who can sue doctors or anyone who helps a woman get an abortion. The law puts Texas in line with more than a dozen other states that ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, possibly…

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