Women's Issues

Texas Abortion Ban To Go Into Effect

The law bans abortions as early as six weeks.

Texas Abortion Ban To Go Into Effect
Tony Gutierrez / AP

In just two days people in Texas will largely lose their right to choose to have an abortion.

That's after an appeals court canceled a hearing scheduled Monday to challenge the law. 

The Republican-backed legislation bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected — which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and before many people even know they are pregnant. The law also allows members of the public to sue doctors who they say violated the law.