Heartbeat Act

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) speaks as he stands alongside Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) (R) during a press conference about Covid-19 vaccinations and housing for homeless veterans on November 10, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

Gov. Newsom uses Texas abortion ban as model for gun control

On Friday, the Supreme Court allowed challenges to Texas’ abortion ban to move forward in the lower courts. However, for the time being, the court also left Texas’ Heartbeat Act in place, which offers a $10,000 bounty for citizens who bring a successful lawsuit against anyone who “aides or abets” an abortion after six weeks.