Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a new law Wednesday that would effectively ban nearly all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, one of the strictest bills in the country that will likely end up in the courts.
“Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation that will ban abortions after six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they’re pregnant, and that will open the door to legal challenges from private citizens against abortion providers they accuse of violating the law,” reports the Washington Examiner.
The heartbeat bill is now LAW in the Lone Star State.
This bill ensures the life of every unborn child with a heartbeat will be saved from the ravages of abortion.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 19, 2021
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill banning abortions after six weeks https://t.co/VRpC26Ocqf
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 19, 2021
Breaking: Texas is banning abortions as early as six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant.
It is one of nation’s strictest abortion measures. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill into law today. It takes effect in September. https://t.co/X9Y5zQ2onw
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) May 19, 2021
“The heartbeat bill is now LAW in the Lone Star State. This bill ensures the life of every unborn child with a heartbeat will be saved from the ravages of abortion,” posted Abbott on Twitter.
If unchallenged in the courts, the new law will be enforced in September.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
ANOTHER EXCUSE: AOC Blames Twitter for Her OWN TWEET on Alabama Abortion Law
Embattled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bizarrely blamed Twitter’s character limitations for her controversial tweet regarding Alabama’s new anti-abortion law; saying the regulations were behind her post that “spread misinformation.”
“The New York Democrat used the social media platform to criticize the law, which was signed by the governor on Wednesday and outlaws nearly all abortions in the state. The same law also makes performing an abortion a felony, punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison unless the mother’s health is at risk, with no exceptions for women impregnated by rape or incest,” reports Fox News.
“Alabama lawmakers are making all abortions a felony punishable w jail time, including women victimized by rape+incest,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet. “Of course, no added punishments for rapists. It’s going to [Governor Kay Ivey’s] desk. She will decide the future of women’s rights in Alabama.”
Alabama lawmakers are making all abortions a felony punishable w jailtime,incl women victimized by rape+incest.
Of course, no added punishments for rapists.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 15, 2019
The tweet immediately came under fire from users on social media; pointing out the law specifically states that women who undergo the procedure will not be subject to criminal or civil liability.
“Section 5. No woman upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted to be performed shall be criminally or civilly liable. Furthermore, no physician confirming the serious health risk to the child’s mother shall be criminally or civilly liable for those actions,” states the Alabama bill.
“It’s a felony punishable by jail, [including] cases of women pregnant by rape or incest. Twitter is 280 [characters] – read the context clues in grammar of the tweet,” she tweeted.
“But good to know you’re here to promote criminalizing medical providers aiding victims of rape and incest! good job.”
It’s a felony punishable by jail, incl cases of women pregnant by rape or incest. Twitter is 280 chars – read the context clues in grammar of the tweet.
But good to know you’re here to promote criminalizing medical providers aiding victims of rape and incest! 👍🏽 good job
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 15, 2019
Read the full story at Fox News.
BERNIECARE: Sanders Says Abortion Not Just a ‘Privilege for Those Who Can Afford It’
Bernie Sanders raised eyebrows across the country on social media Thursday; stating abortion is a Constitutional right for all Americans and “not a privilege for those who can afford it.”
“Abortion is a constitutional right – not a privilege for those who can afford it,” posted the Senator on Twitter.
Abortion is a constitutional right – not a privilege for those who can afford it.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 4, 2019
Sanders made a similar statement on “rights” last month; bizarrely arguing that 18-year-olds should be able to vote in the United States.
“If you’re 18, you should have the right to vote. End of discussion,” posted Sanders on social media.
If you’re 18, you should have the right to vote. End of discussion. #DemDebate
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 21, 2019
His comments confused millions of Twitter followers, with one writing “There’s a debate?”
“I was 18 when I voted, I didn’t know this was a problem?” added another.