The Texas senate just approved of a bill that would ban abortion even fine abortion clinics at least $100,000. But, this bill would only take effect if the Supreme Court “wholly or partly” overturns Roe v. Wade (which is highly unlikely, but I still have hope that it comes to pass), as we read on the Hill:
The Texas state Senate approved a bill on Tuesday that would ban abortion in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that granted women the right to abortion.
The legislation, known as a “trigger” bill, is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) desk.
Abbott will likely sign the legislation into law after he approved a bill last week that bans virtually all abortions in the state after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
The “trigger” bill, however, if signed by Abbott, would not take effect unless the Supreme Court “wholly or partly” overturns Roe v. Wade.
According to The Dallas Morning News, the bill would also establish a civil penalty for abortion providers of at least $100,000, and their licenses would be revoked if they violate the ban.