July 23, 2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot Signs Bill to Ban Abortion if Roe v. Wade is Overturned

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the Human Life Protection Act on Tuesday, which will ban abortion in the state if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

The Human Life Protection Act would take effect 30 days after Roe v. Wade is overturned or if a new court ruling allowed states to individually prohibit abortions. The law includes exceptions for cases when the mother's life is at risk or she is at risk of a “substantial impairment of major bodily function."

According to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, Texas is the 12th state to pass a "trigger law" banning abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned. The other states are Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Utah.

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