"Texas woman charged with murder for ‘self-induced abortion’"
Fox 44 News
April 8, 2022
STARR CO., TX (KVEO) – A woman has been charged with murder after Texas authorities say she performed a “self-induced abortion.”
Lizelle Herrera, 26, was arrested on Thursday by the Starr County Sheriff’s Office and charged with murder. Starr County is located near the U.S.-Mexico border and the southern tip of Texas.
According to a sheriff’s office spokesperson, Herrera was arrested after it was learned she “intentionally and knowingly caused the death of an individual by self-induced abortion.”
Herrera remains in the custody of the Starr County Sheriff’s Office at this time on a $500 thousand bond.
This case remained under investigation Friday.
The charges come as several other states try to follow the lead of Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott passed the so-called heartbeat law, legislation banning abortions after six weeks. The law went into effect in September, 2021.
Texas abortions dropped 60% after heartbeat law took effect. ... ."