Texas is verifiably sick in how it oppresses women

A new anti-abortion law in Texas not only oppresses women, but turns citizens into vigilante bounty-hunters.

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Opinion

September 2, 2021 - 8:59 AM

In this photo from May 29, 2021, protesters hold up signs at a protest outside the Texas state capitol in Austin, Texas. (Sergio Flores/Getty Images/TNS)

In Texas, there is now a law that encourages citizens to turn on one another.

Effective Wednesday, Senate Bill 8 not only essentially bans abortion in Texas, but financially rewards individuals who report those they suspect aiding or performing the procedure.

The law makes no exceptions for rape or incest, and applies to all pregnancies at which point a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at about six weeks.

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