100-1 in support of a Senate bill that under Texas law, life begins at fertilization. The bill defines “an unborn child at every state of gestation from fertilization until birth” as an individual, says a report from the Austin American Statesman.  So called “legal abortions” are exempted from the law. But the law provides for the protection of an unborn child from being killed or injured—and is thus seen as a significant step toward protecting at least some of the unborn.  For local coverage: