A CONTROVERSIAL ABORTION LAW IS NOW ON THE BOOKS IN TEXAS. THE LAW MAKES ABORTION ILLEGAL AFTER A FETAL HEARTBEAT CAN BE DETECTED.... ABOUT SIX WEEKS.... WHEN MOST WOMEN DO NOT KNOW THEY ARE PREGNANT. THE LAW ALSO MAKES NO EXCEPTIONS FOR RAPE OR INCEST... BUT DOES MAKE AN EXCEPTION FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. IT IS THE MOST RESTRICTIVE ABORTION LAW IN THE NATION.
WE'RE GETTING PERSPECTIVE ON THE LAW... WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER ADRIENNE MANSANARES.
-- The new Texas law makes abortions illegal after a fetal heartbeat can be detected - around 6 weeks, which is when many women don't know they are pregnant. The law also makes no exceptions for rape or incest, but does make an exception for a medical emergency. The law also allows citizens to report those who violate the law - or anyone involved with helping a woman get an abortion.