(KTEN) — A new Texas law set to hit the books next month will increase civil and criminal penalties for abortion providers.

The attorney general can bring a lawsuit against an abortion provider violating the statute seeking no less than $100,000.

Abortion providers can face up to life in prison for breaking the new law.

Texas state Rep. Reggie Smith (R-District 62) believes this law is a huge win for the Lone Star State.

"It's going to be a great day for Texas on August 25th. Our trigger ban that we passed in the last legislative session is going to go into effect," he said. "What it's going to say is, essentially: In Texas there is major penalties and crime that will kick in."