While many Americans are still aghast at the highly-restrictive abortion law that went into effect in Texas this week, it turns out there’s more bad news from the Lone Star state. Another bill passed by the GOP-controlled state Legislature, Senate Bill 4, will limit access to abortion-inducing pills.
The Texas Legislature advanced a bill that prevents medical providers from giving abortion-inducing pills to patients more than seven weeks pregnant.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says these pills are safe until 10 weeks into pregnancy.https://t.co/jCK0yATzYw
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) August 31, 2021
From the Texas Tribune:
In the same week as one of the strictest abortion laws in the country went into effect in Texas, the state Legislature passed another bill that would restrict the procedure during the first term of pregnancy.
The legislation would limit patients’ access to abortion-inducing pills, preventing physicians or providers from giving abortion-inducing medication to patients who are more than seven weeks pregnant.
Current law allows practitioners to give these pills to patients who are up to 10 weeks pregnant.
Since no amendments were made to the legislation it will head directly to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for his signature.
Read the full article here.
ABORTION IN TEXAS: Senate Bill 4, which was advanced by the Texas House on Monday evening, would bar access to abortion-inducing pills to patients who are more than seven weeks pregnant. https://t.co/vYyxZirOJY
— KWTX News 10 (@kwtx) August 31, 2021