Twelve days remain in the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature and not a single life-saving piece of legislation has passed from the House of Representatives. However, with the help of Texas Right to Life and Pro-Life advocates like you, Pro-Life champions in the Texas House of Representatives are planning to amend Senate Bill 8 with the Dismemberment Abortion Ban.
On Friday, May 19, the House is scheduled to debate SB 8, a bill regulating abortion facilities. While this measure is motivated from Pro-Life views, the bill as drafted does not reflect Texas Pro-Life legislative priorities.
As I explained in a press conference earlier this month,
The concern over fetal tissue donation and research or the legislation that imposes burial and cremation regulations on abortion clinics fundamentally miss the mark. These policies merely debate what to do with the body of the child after he or she dies. The Pro-Life movement in Texas must prioritize legislation that will stop the injustice of elective abortion from occurring in the first place.
The Dismemberment Abortion Ban Amendment to SB 8 will outlaw the inhumane practice of tearing a preborn child apart limb from limb while her heart is still beating. Record amounts of activists voted for this policy proposal at the Republican Party of Texas Convention, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined an amicus brief defending the constitutionality of Alabama’s Dismemberment Abortion Ban, the standalone bill in the House accumulated more than 70 co-authors, and the Senate already passed the life-saving measure in March. Now the House of Representatives is responsible for supporting this critical bill – and they have the chance this Friday.
Contact your state representative and ask him or her to support the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Amendment on Senate Bill 8.