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Who is Lizelle Herrera?(Murder charge is DROPPED against Texas woman, 26, three days after she was arrested for performing ‘self-inducted abortion’) Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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Lizelle Herrera, 26, was arrested Thursday after police alleged she violated the state’s new restrictive abortion law by “knowingly causing the death of a person by self-induced abortion,” police said.

But Starr County District Attorney Gocha Allen Ramirez wrote in a statement Sunday that she “immediately” dismissed the charges, adding that the incident “was not a criminal matter.”

“It is clear to me that the events that led to this accusation have affected Ms. Herrera and her family,” Ramírez wrote. To ignore this fact would be short-sighted.

“The issues surrounding this matter are clearly contentious, however, based on Texas law and the facts presented, it is not a criminal matter.”

The recently passed Texas Heartbeat Law, under which Herrera was originally arrested and charged, prohibits abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks, well before most women know they are pregnant, with no exceptions for rape or incest.

The unusual enforcement measures were meant to insulate her from legal challenges: Anyone can bring a case against anyone who helps a woman get an abortion, other than the woman herself. Such a claimant could be entitled to up to $10,000.

Investigation

Herrera was being held in the Starr County Jail on $500,000 bond while authorities investigate the details surrounding her abortion.

La Frontera Fund, a Texas-based abortion assistance fund, held a protest outside the Starr County Jail on Saturday morning to demand Herrera’s release.

‘This arrest is inhumane. We demand the immediate release of Lizelle Herrera,’ Rockie Gonzalez, founder and chair of the board of directors of Frontera Fund, told KSTX. “The allegation is that she was in the hospital and had a miscarriage and disclosed certain information to hospital staff, who then reported it to the police.”

The organization, which acknowledged at the time that details about Herrera’s arrest are still preliminary, also criticized the recently passed Texas Heartbeat Law.

Victim

The bill, which passed the Senate last year, makes an exception only for an abortion performed to save the mother’s life, said Republican state Rep. Jim Olsen of Roland, who sponsored the bill. There is no exception for victims of rape or incest.

Under the bill, a doctor or person convicted of performing an abortion would face up to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

“The sanctions are for the doctor, not for the woman,” Olsen said.

The future of the Oklahoma bill will likely hinge on a US Supreme Court decision expected this summer regarding Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban that could reverse Roe v. Wade.

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