There’s a Devil Loose, Pray, and Texas Does Not Play: Texas Woman Is Charged With Murder and Jailed on $500,000 Bond After Her ‘Self-induced Abortion’ in First Case That Violates State’s ‘Heartbeat Law’ Which Bans Abortions at Six Weeks

A Texas woman was arrested and charged with murder after she allegedly terminated her own pregnancy.

Lizelle Herrera, 26, was arrested Thursday after she ‘intentionally and knowingly caused the death of an individual by self-induced abortion,’ police said.

It is unclear how far along Herrera was in her pregnancy, but Texas has banned all abortions after the first detection of an embryonic ‘heartbeat,’ which can be detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Herrera is currently being held at the Starr County Jail on a $500,000 bond while authorities investigate, KVEO reported.

The Starr County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.

The Texas Heartbeat Act bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, with no exceptions for rape or incest.

The law’s unusual enforcement measures were meant to insulate it from legal challenges – anyone can bring forth a case against anyone who aids a woman in getting an abortion, other than the woman herself. Such a plaintiff could be entitled to up to $10,000.

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Source: Daily Mail