Anti-choice politicians in Texas are launching their attacks on abortion access from every angle imaginable. They have made their intentions abundantly clear, and they will stop at nothing to strip away reproductive freedom. — NARAL Pro-Choice America acting president Adrienne Kimmell
Anti-choice politicians in Texas are launching their attacks on abortion access from every angle imaginable. They have made their intentions abundantly clear, and they will stop at nothing to strip away reproductive freedom. — NARAL Pro-Choice America acting president Adrienne Kimmell
Texas governor signs bill tightening restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs
Senate Bill 4, signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday, prohibits a person "from providing an abortion‑inducing drug to a pregnant woman without satisfying the applicable informed consent requirements for abortions." The law requires physicians providing abortion drugs to comply with certain physician reporting requirements. Anyone who "intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly violates" the bill faces a state jail felony offense.

A state jail felony offense is punishable by 180 days to two years to jail and a fine not exceeding $10,000, according to the state's penal code.

The law joins another new controversial abortion law in the state that has infuriated reproductive rights activists, whose efforts to stop it from taking effect were turned down by the Supreme Court earlier this month. That law bans abortions after six weeks and allows any person -- as long as they're not a government official -- to bring a civil lawsuit in state court against a provider accused of violating the ban.

NARAL Pro-Choice America acting president Adrienne Kimmell said in a statement on Monday that the new law "blatantly tramples on Texans' fundamental freedoms and pushes access to care further out of reach."

"Anti-choice politicians in Texas are launching their attacks on abortion access from every angle imaginable," she said, adding that they "have made their intentions abundantly clear, and they will stop at nothing to strip away reproductive freedom."
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