Charges Dropped Against Texas Woman for ‘Self-Induced Illegal Abortion’: ‘Not a Criminal Matter’

Lizelle Herrera was arrested on a murder charge Thursday and detained in the Starr County jail in Rio Grande City, Texas, before she was released on a $500,000 bond on Saturday

by Shafiq Najib
April 10, 2022

A 26-year-old woman accused of committing "self-induced illegal abortion" was taken into custody on Thursday by the Starr County Sheriff's Department in Texas, however, her charge has since been dropped.

Lizelle Herrera was arrested on a murder count, according to a statement provided by Sheriff's Maj. Carlos Delgado, the Associated Press reports. She remained jailed until Saturday in Rio Grande City, Texas, when she was released on a $500,000 bond.

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Poland’s lawmakers reject bill seeking to outlaw abortion

Poland's lawmakers have rejected a civic legislative proposal that would have outlawed abortion as homicide

Associated Press
2 December 2021

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland’s lawmakers on Thursday rejected a civic legislative proposal that would have outlawed abortion as homicide.

The vote to reject the proposal at the initial stage was 361-48 with 12 abstentions, and was greeted with applause.
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Texas bill would make it possible to put women to death for having abortions

A Texas bill would make it possible to put women to death for having abortions

By Isaac Stanley-Becker
April 10, 2019

Men and women, young and old, native Texans and immigrants, they rose to ask lawmakers to protect life, describing a “genocide” and foreseeing the arrival of “God’s wrath.”

The act of public atonement they are seeking is passage of a bill that would criminalize abortion without exception, and make it possible to convict women who undergo the procedure of homicide, which can carry the death penalty in Texas. Though it faces steep odds of becoming law, the measure earned a hearing this week amid a larger legislative push in GOP-controlled states to curtail abortion rights, in a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.

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