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Texas “heartbeat law” restricting abortion takes effect

September 01, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: A new state law banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable goes into effect in Texas on September 1. Abortion advocates have blocked the implementation of similar legislation in other states by filing suit against the government officials who would enforce the law. The Texas measure relies on private parties to enforce the law, avoiding such pre-emptive suits.

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