ABORTING WOMEN'S RIGHTS Unfortunately, those who voted for this law failed to acknowledge future implications concerning women’s rights because they choose to value and enforce their own ideals. While the Texas Heartbeat Act may seem beneficial to some, it actually holds the power to impose long-lasting detrimental effects on women’s lives in Texas. The Texas Heartbeat Act disregards and punishes women for situations that they cannot control, such as those involving rape or incest. Victims of rape or incest often face nearly insurmountanable amounts of trauma from the experience alone. The Texas PAGE 3 VOL. 1, NO. 1 ZEITGEIST BY MANYA DAV I S Since then, a plethora of heated controversy regarding abortion rights has erupted throughout the United States. This controversy is being driven by two groups: pro-choice and pro-life. Pro-lifers argue that a fetus is a child the moment it is conceived, and a large part of their reasoning stands on the basis of religion. Therefore, many believe that abortion is considered murder. However, prochoicers do not agree that it is morally correct to force one’s belief onto someone else. With the Christian demographic of Texas so large, the recently enacted Texas Heartbeat Act presents as a major win for the pro-life movement. On Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, Texas government officials passed a law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.