Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed a law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be heard. This is reported by CNN.
вЂњOur creator gave us the right to life, and yet millions of children lose their right to life every year because of abortion,вЂќ Abbott said.
A new Texas law allows for an abortion when the life of a pregnant woman is at risk. However, there are no exceptions to pregnancy as a result of incest or rape.
The bill will allow citizens to sue organizations where such an operation is performed and those who help perform abortions.
Abortion in the United States was legalized at the federal level in 1973 when the Supreme Court of the United States passed the judgment вЂњRoe v. WadeвЂќ. According to it, a woman has the right to terminate a pregnancy at her own request until the fetus becomes viable, that is, it will not be able to live outside the mother's body. However, each state has its own laws governing this procedure.
The debate on abortion in the United States has been going on for decades, it is actively used by both parties in various election campaigns and occupies an important place in the domestic policy of the president.