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Keywords

abortion, fetal heartbeat, nursing, pregnancy, Texas Heartbeat Act, Texas S.B. 8

 

Authors

  1. Hammons, Kati E.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: In May 2021, Texas passed Senate Bill Eight, the Texas Heartbeat Act. The act bans physicians from performing an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected and bans nonmedical people from aiding or abetting an abortion in such situations. The act has significant social, economic, political, and ethical impacts for women with unintended pregnancies, for the state of Texas, and for nurses and other providers. A Christian perspective is offered regarding life, abortion, and the need to provide special care and support for women in crisis pregnancies.