Most extreme abortion law in US takes effect in Texas

… has gone into effect, despite legal efforts to block it

… near-total abortion ban in Texas

… any private citizen to sue an abortion provider who violates the law

… could eventually shutter most clinics in the state

… bars abortion once embryonic cardiac activity is detected, which is around six weeks

… an appeal to the US supreme court by Tuesday did not succeed [ Court voted 5-4 to deny emergency appeal ]

… a dozen other states have passed similar so-called “heartbeat” bills, they have all been blocked by the courts

Joe Biden condemned the new law and reaffirmed the White House’s support for abortion rights

… an abortion-seeking patient must travel at least 100 miles


              Law SB8


              Joe Biden on Texas Law SB8