If you keep up with U.S. politics (or have logged into Twitter in the past week), you'll know that there has been lots of buzz around the state of Texas. On Wednesday, September 1st, the Governor of Texas signed off on a law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy (before many women even know they're pregnant), despite the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to the procedure.
Here are six articles to help you understand the bill and what you can do to help:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at a press conference on May 18, 2020
Texas's so-called heartbeat law bans nearly all abortions.
The law, which prohibits most abortions after six weeks and went into effect on Wednesday, was drafted by Texas lawmakers with the goal of frustrating efforts to challenge it in federal court.
The law is a near-total abortion ban, as most don't even know they are pregnant until after six weeks.
Texas organizers and abortion funds have been doing the work for years. It's past time to unite and help them.
A list of organizations that are fighting for abortion access in Texas.
On Wednesday, millions of women suddenly lost the right to choose, as well as access to safe abortion facilities.