Updated Sep 3, 2021, 8:32 a.m.
- A new law in the US state of Texas has made abortions more difficult.
- Through this, rapists can even sue abortion workers for their victims – and collect thousands of dollars for it.
- After civil rights activists and politicians faced a storm against him, Hollywood stars are now also beginning to condemn the law.
Dozens of Hollywood stars and entertainers, including Academy Award winners Reese Witherspoon, 45, and Rita Moreno, 89, are storming Texas’ strict new abortion law.
“I stand behind the women of Texas who have constitutional rights to decide their own health and bodies,” she wrote. Witherspoon Thursday on Twitter. A call by the family planning organization Family Planning, which advocates for resistance, linked the petition.
American singer Pink warned TwitterThat the “extreme” ban on abortion in Texas would serve as a blueprint for similar laws in other states if nothing was done about it.
Actress Kerry Washington called for the struggle for self-determination and the free planning of the next generation. It has also supported Amy Schumer, Eva Longoria, Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa, Elizabeth Banks and many other celebrities.
Urgent motion against abortion law rejected
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an expedited motion against the Texas law. The law, which went into effect on Wednesday, bans abortionsOnce the fetal heartbeat is determined. This can be the case as early as the sixth week of pregnancy. Not many women know yet that they are pregnant at this point. Exceptions are only allowed in cases of medical emergencies. (jwo/dpa)