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Texas governor signs law banning abortion at six weeks

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Washington (AFP) – The governor of Texas signed a bill on Wednesday that would ban abortion at six weeks — before many women even know they are pregnant. “This bill ensures the life of every unborn child with a heartbeat will be saved from the ravages of abortion,” said Republican Governor Greg Abbott. The Texas bill, which makes no exception for rape or incest, is the latest salvo by a conservative US state against abortion. At least 10 other Republican-led states have passed similar legislation banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is usually around the sixth week …

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