Texas’ Republican-controlled Senate has voted to ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, ending a high-profile political battle that stirred debate over abortion rights well beyond the state’s borders.
It makes Texas the 13th U.S. state to pass a 20-week ban. The 20-week provision is based on disputed research suggesting fetuses feel pain at that point in a pregnancy. Current limits are 26 weeks in Texas.
I am not in favor of abortions in general – although I understand there may be exceptions when it is advantageous.
For me, if there is a heartbeat, then there is an individual human being inside with its own heart, circulatory system, and its own blood, and therefore its own life which should be preserved. From what I have researched, this occurs approximately 8 weeks after conception.