Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law on Wednesday a ban on abortions after the fetal heartbeat is detected, which is often as early as six weeks.
Abortion advocates say this new law amounts to a complete ban on the procedure, as many women may not even know they are pregnant until after the fetal heartbeat is detected.
Here & Now's Robin Young talks with KUT's Ashley Lopez about the new legislation.
This segment aired on May 20, 2021.