Texas Gov. Greg Abbott indicated he will sign a bill that would ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
The bill was approved by Texas lawmakers on Thursday. According to The Texas Tribune, it bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The bill’s backers have said that can be as early as six weeks.
Abbott tweeted on Thursday: “The Texas legislature PASSES the heartbeat bill. It’s now on its way to my desk for signing.”
The bill provides for an exception in the case of medical emergencies, but not for rape or incest.