Texas Governor Signs Bill Banning ‘Abortion Inducing Drugs’ After Seven Weeks of Pregnancy

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AUSTIN, Texas (LifeSiteNews) — On the heels of the Texas Heartbeat Act, pro-lifers can welcome another victory in the state, as Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed into law a bill prohibiting physicians or health care providers from giving women an “abortion inducing drug” after seven weeks of pregnancy.

Senate Bill 4, sponsored by state Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D), was signed into law by Abbott on September 17, and is due to take effect December 2, 2021.

The bill largely prohibits the distribution of contraceptives, or “abortion inducing drugs,” implementing a ban on the drugs after the 49th day, or seventh week, of a mother’s pregnancy. Previous laws allowed the drugs to be handed out up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy. …

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