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WHAT IS THE BILL?
Senate Bill 8, or the Texas Heartbeat Bill, prohibits abortions once the preborn child has a detectable heartbeat. The bill allows for private parties to sue abortionists who illegally commit abortions and holds them accountable with large fines.
The average woman first finds out she is pregnant at 5.5 weeks gestation (3.5 weeks fetal age) when the heart starts at 5 weeks gestation (3 weeks fetal age).* So, most women don’t even know they are pregnant until after the heart starts beating.
This law is a victory in three ways:
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
We have the opportunity to effectively SHUT DOWN the abortion industry in the state of Texas, which profits off the slaughter of the most vulnerable population in our society.
Additionally, without having the option to kill their child after the heartbeat is detectable, women will be able to get real resources from Pregnancy Help Centers and Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers that provide LIVE-SAVING CARE! This is a huge win.
As of September 1, 2021, killing preborn children with beating hearts is no longer legal in Texas thanks to the Texas Heartbeat Act.
It’s TIME to abolish abortion in Texas.
It’s TIME to send a message loud and clear to the abortionists who have killed Texas babies and harmed Texas women: Your heinous acts of violence will no longer be tolerated.
But it’s up to YOU and ME to ensure that this lifesaving Act is enforced.
The Texas Heartbeat Act contains a first-of-its-kind provision empowering average citizens to enforce the law. How? By reporting abortionists known to have killed or attempted to kill preborn children with beating hearts.
Claim your Search, Sue & Shut Down Toolkit to learn how to take action in your community and to help report abortionists you think have violated the Texas Heartbeat Act.
*Source: Average point in gestation a woman finds out she is pregnant:
Branum, A. M., & Ahrens, K. A. (2017). Trends in Timing of Pregnancy Awareness Among US Women. Maternal and child health journal, 21(4), 715–726. doi:10.1007/s1