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By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews, May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – The Texas state legislature passed a bill Thursday ban abortions once an unborn baby’s heart begins beating.

After the House approved the pro-life measure earlier this month on a 83-64 vote, the Senate voted today 18-12 to pass it. The bill now goes to pro-life Governor Greg Abbott, who will sign it into law.

When signed into law, the Texas Heartbeat Act will abolish elective abortions as early as six weeks, when the preborn child’s heartbeat is detectable using methods according to standard medical practice. The policy would take effect on September 1, 2021. …

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