Abortion in America: Texas’ ‘heartbeat bill’ and beyond

This week, a Texas judge halted the so-called ‘heartbeat bill’ which bans abortions after six weeks, calling it ‘flagrantly unconstitutional’.

But the ruling is temporary, and Texas has already appealed it. It’s already testing the landmark Roe v Wade decision made by the Supreme Court in 1973.

After recently going to Texas to report on the abortion restrictions in effect, US correspondent Martha Kelner and US producer Sarah Gough sit down to explain what’s happening with the ‘heartbeat bill’, and what’s next for abortion rights across the States.

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