Entertainment: A young woman arrested for practicing an illegal abortion to Texas

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A 26-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday, April 7 in Texas for practicing an illegal abortion. Dozens of people have shown in front of the prison where she was detained to claim her release.

with our correspondent in Houston, Thomas Harms

This is the first arrest associated with the new anti-abortion law in Texas. Lizelle Herrera was arrested at Rio Grande City on Thursday, April 7 for murder. The Starr County Sheriff's office, justifies its arrest because it would have "intentionally and knowingly caused the death of an individual by a self-provoked abortion".

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The authorities did not specify whether the young woman had practiced an IVG on herself or helped another woman. But according to several sources, Lizelle Herrera, private medical assistance and without money to go to another state that receives the pregnant women of Texas, would have decided to intervene itself.

$ 500,000 deposit

The Starr County authorities have borne by $ 500,000. A very high deposit, equivalent to that of complicity of murder with premeditation. After two nights spent in prison and the support of abortion aid funds, the half-million dollars were collected and the young woman released. Lizelle Herrera must pass before the judge who will notify her his crime in the week.

This arrest comes seven months after the entry into force of the SB8 law. This law offers any American citizen the opportunity to pursue anyone who helps to practice an abortion in Texas after a sound has been heard at an ultrasound, that is to say around six weeks.

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