Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) quietly signed a bill that further limits abortion access in the Lonestar state.
Senate Bill 4 bars doctors from providing abortion-inducing medication to women seven or more weeks pregnant. The new law comes amid the controversial Senate Bill 8, subject to scrutiny from pro-choice activists.
“Anti-choice politicians in Texas are launching their attacks on abortion access from every angle imaginable,” said Adrienne Kimmel, head of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “This law blatantly tramples on Texans’ fundamental freedoms and pushes access to care further out of reach.”
The new bill takes effect in December, and violations are punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and two years in prison.