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Texas GOP Governor Abbott signs bill banning abortions after six weeks

The bill will go into effect in September.

Updated: May 19, 2021 - 1:35pm

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Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Wednesday that bans abortions after six weeks into a pregnancy.

"Our creator endowed us with the right to life, and yet millions of children lose their right to life every year because of abortion. In Texas, we work to save those lives," Abbott said during the signing ceremony Wednesday, according to The Hill.

The law will take effect in September and will also allow people to sue abortion providers if they suspect the provider is violating the new ban.