Texas Doctor Who Performed Abortion Is Sued in Test of New Law


By Elizabeth Findell and Jacob Gershman
Picture Courtesy: WSJ
Picture Courtesy: WSJ

AUSTIN, Texas—A Texas doctor who publicly said he performed an abortion was sued Monday in state court by two different plaintiffs, handing Texas the first tests of its new abortion law.

The Texas Heartbeat Act bans abortions after “cardiac activity” can be detected, usually around six weeks of gestation, and it deputizes private citizens to sue anyone they believe may have aided such a procedure and collect $10,000. It went into effect Sept. 1.

Publish : 2021-09-21 14:37:00

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