Lizelle Herrera was arrested and charged on Thursday for murder. A sheriff’s spokesperson told reporters Herrera was arrested after she “intentionally and knowingly cause the death of an individual by self-induced abortion.”
This charge comes on the heels of Texas’s new and more stringent laws against abortions. Women who perform self-induced abortions are not immune from criminal charges. Herrera was released on a $500,000 bond for her charge.