Texas Heartbeat Act is the Texas legislation that prohibits abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. The US Supreme Court has refused to block this legislation amid the protects against it. The legislation is considered to be the strictest anti-abortion law in the United States.
The Senate Bill 8 or SB8, signed in May by Texas Governor, prohibits abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which usually happens in the sixth week of pregnancy. It gives private citizens the power to sue anyone who provides or ?aids or abets? an abortion after 6 weeks. Citizens who win such lawsuits will be entitled to at least 10,000 USD.