Texas Law Penalizes Distribution of Abortion Pills After 7 Weeks

Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott has signed another Texas abortion law to much less fanfare, adding restrictions and raising the penalties for distributing abortion-inducing drugs, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Senate Bill 4 was signed during the second Texas special session that ended Sept. 2 and will go into effect in December, prevents physicians or providers from giving out abortion-inducing drugs after seven weeks of pregnancy and increases the criminal penalties for “intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly” violating Texas abortion bans.

The law also leaves the potential for serious legal consequences for those mailing abortion-inducing drugs to Texas.

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