In addition to banning abortion after six weeks (a point at which many people don’t yet realize they’re pregnant), Texas’ S.B. 8 includes financial incentives for private citizens to seek out and sue anyone who “aids or abets” Texans trying to get an abortion. If someone successfully sues, they could receive a bounty of at least $10,000 and have all of their legal fees paid for by the opposing side.

“We are taking this very, very seriously,” said Emily Wales, the CEO of Planned Parenthood Great Plains. “We know that we have a number of legislators here in Arkansas who are eager to be on the frontlines of ending abortion access entirely ― no matter the impact on the citizens they serve.”

Reproductive rights advocates warned the country when S.B. 8 passed that copycat legislation in other red states was likely. And, so far, the legislation is working as Republican lawmakers intended. The restriction has forced pregnant Texans seeking abortions to flee the state; it’s instilled fear in many who are confused by the intentionally vague legislation; and it’s chilled conversations on the ground for providers and organizers who are fearful of legal ramifications.

“The overwhelming majority of Arkansans would lose access to care,” Wales said. As the leader of Planned Parenthood Great Plains, which serves Oklahoma as well as Nebraska, Wales knows all too well the damage done by restrictions such as S.B. 8. Oklahoma’s Planned Parenthood clinics are seeing “lots of patients in crisis who are crossing state lines from Texas,” Wales said.

“The reality of what this means for the region is very, very real and present,” she said. “It would only increase that crisis to Arkansans who would then be forced to travel, if they can afford to, to states even farther out ― potentially overwhelming the neighboring states that are trying to support Texans.”

Before Arkansas, Florida was actually the first state to introduce a copycat bill of Texas’ S.B. 8. Florida state Rep. Webster Barnaby (R) introduced H.B. 167 to the state’s House of Representatives in September. The bill mirrors S.B. 8 almost word-for-word and includes a section on deputizing private citizens by offering a reward of at least $10,000. (Barnaby did not respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.)

Reproductive rights advocates on the ground in Florida, however, are not too worried about the copycat bill becoming law. Florida has attempted to pass a six-week abortion ban once a year for the past few years and nothing ever comes of it, said Damien Filer, a communications consultant with Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida. Filer said with “a high degree of confidence” that the Texas-style copycat bill will go nowhere.

“We think that they’re going to use [the copycat bill] as a way to pass something that is closer to a Mississippi-style ban and be able to say, ‘Hey we listened to people and this isn’t the extreme thing they did in Texas,’” Filer explained. “Our feeling is that they’re going to position something closer to the Mississippi bill as the kinder, gentler, abortion ban.”

Less than two months after S.B. 8 went into effect, at least 10 other states are working to pass a Texas-style abortion restriction. In addition to Florida and Arkansas, lawmakers in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia have expressed support for passing similar legislation in their home states.