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What You Need to Know About Texas Abortion Laws

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On May 19, 2021, Gov. Greg Abbot signed a law that outlaws abortions in Texas. The new measure went into effect on September 1, 2021. The first-of-its-kind legislation in the country makes it illegal for healthcare providers to perform or induce an abortion if an ultrasound scan can discern what the new law defines as a fetal “heartbeat.” This is …