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World Woman charged with murder for self-induced abortion

18:10  09 april  2022
18:10  09 april  2022 Source:   msn.com

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People participate in a rally organized by RiseUp4AbortionRights, which held rallies and marches nationwide to oppose the growing erosion of abortion rights on International Women's Day. Wendy P. Romero/Long Visual Press/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

A 26-year-old woman named Lizelle Herrera was arrested on Thursday and faces a murder charge in relation to her own self-induced abortion.

Herrera is currently being held on a $500 thousand bond in the custody of the Starr County Sheriff's Office, according to local station KVEO-TV.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office gave a statement to news outlets saying that Herrera's arrest came about when their office learned she had "intentionally and knowingly cause(d) the death of an individual by self-induced abortion."

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"This arrest is inhumane. We are demanding the immediate release of Lizelle Herrera.' said Rockie Gonzalez, founder and board chair of Frontera Fund in a quote used by Texas Public Radio. "What is alleged is that she was in the hospital and had a miscarriage and divulged some information to hospital staff, who then reported her to the police."

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"This is a developing story and we don't yet know all the details surrounding this tragic event, what we do know is that criminalizing pregnant people's choices or pregnancy outcomes, which the state of Texas has done, takes away people's autonomy over their own bodies, and leaves them with no safe options when they choose not to become a parent," Gonzalez said to TPR. "We want people to know that this type of legislation impacts low-income people of color communities the most when state legislators put restrictions on our reproductive rights."

Woman charged with murder for self-induced abortion

  Woman charged with murder for self-induced abortion An increased squeeze on abortion laws is bringing about a new wave of historical charges related to women's rights People participate in a rally organized by RiseUp4AbortionRights, which held rallies and marches nationwide to oppose the growing erosion of abortion rights on International Women's Day. Wendy P.

According to the Planned Parenthood website, on September 1, 2021 the state of Texas enacted a new abortion restriction called Senate Bill 8, also referred to as The Texas Heartbeat Act. Under the bill abortion is illegal if the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into a woman's pregnancy.

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As states move to restrict abortion access, neighboring states prepare for surges in demand .
The flurry of new abortion restrictions across mostly Republican-led states leaves neighboring states to fill the gap in abortion care. © Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/Tribune News Service/Getty Images A procedure room at Planned Parenthood in Meridian, one of the few clinics in Idaho that offer abortions. Abortion access could become even more limited in the state, depending on an upcoming Supreme Court decision. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) Republican Oklahoma Gov.

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