TEXAS, March 30, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, the Texas Senate passed seven pro-life bills yesterday, three of which are on Texas Right to Life’s Priority Agenda.
The Texas Senate passed the following bills, priorities for Texas Right to Life, each by a vote of 19-12:
- The Preborn NonDiscrimination Act (PreNDA) (SB 1173) by Senator Kelly Hancock
- The Texas Heartbeat Act (SB 8) by Senator Bryan Hughes, and
- The Texas Abolition Strategy Act (SB 1647) by Senator Charles Perry (R-Lubbock).
These measures are priorities for Texas Right to Life because each one stops abortion, draws attention to the humanity of the preborn child, and undermines the flawed foundation of Roe vs. Wade. One final procedural vote, called “Third Reading,” will occur in the Senate today before these bills go to the Texas House of Representatives.
Four other pro-life bills also passed the Texas Senate yesterday. These are the Regulating Abortion-Inducting Drugs Act (SB 394) by Senator Eddie Lucio (D-Brownsville), the Trigger Abortion Ban Act (SB 9) by Senator Angela Paxton (R-McKinney), the Every Mother Matters Act (SB 802) by Senator Paxton, and the Stop Taxpayer-Funding of Abortion “Logistical Support” Act (SB 650) by Senator Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels).
All of these pro-life bills were passed in 19-12 votes, except for SB 802, which passed in a 20-11 vote.
Texas Right to Life applauds Senators Hughes, Hancock, and Perry for authoring and introducing the life-saving priority bills, as well as Senators Lucio, Paxton, and Campbell for their pro-life work. Texas Right to Life celebrates the passage of all seven pro-life bills and thanks Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and the Texas Senate for this historic action.
PETITION UPDATE (9/26/2020):
With President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we are closer than we have been in decades to seeing Roe vs. Wade overturned.
We now encourage the Senate to confirm Barrett as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Judge Barrett has a fantastic track recond on sanctity of life issues, has seven children, and is a devout believer. She is the perfect remedy for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's radical pro-abortionism.
Please READ the full story here: 'BREAKING: Trump nominates Catholic mom of 7 Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court'
And then, please SIGN this petition telling the High Court that it's now time to end the activist Roe vs. Wade judgment. Thank you!
PETITION UPDATE (6/29/2020):
In a decision which has imperiled more abortion-minded women, sentenced more preborn to death, and upset pro-lifers across the nation,the United States Supreme Court decided 5-4 to strike down a Louisiana law requiring basic medical precautions in the event of abortion complications, with Chief Justice John Roberts reversing his own past decision to uphold a similar Texas law.
Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion, which held that the Louisiana law was unconstitutional for the simple fact that it was “almost word-for-word identical” to the Texas one the court already struck down in 2016.
In his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Roberts acknowledged that he had “joined the dissent in Whole Woman’s Health and continue to believe that the case was wrongly decided. The question today however is not whether Whole Woman’s Health was right or wrong, but whether to adhere to it in deciding the present case.”
We call on the Supreme Court to stop supporting the culture of death and overturn Roe vs Wade, now.
PETITION UPDATE (1/20/2020):
Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in Washington, D.C., this coming Friday, January 24th, for the March for Life. They will be praying for an end to Roe vs Wade, as the Supreme Court will hear a crucial, abortion-related case later this year in March. United our voices can change the course of history. Sign this petition TODAY! (LEARN MORE BELOW)
PETITION UPDATE (1/3/2020):
In advance of the Supreme Court's hearing arguments in an important abortion case later this year in March, 207 U.S. Senators and Representatives have signed amicus briefs supporting a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital nearby an abortion center.
Some of these supporting briefs also suggest that now is the time to reconsider Roe vs Wade as sound law.
Please SIGN this petition, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Roe vs Wade.
More than 60 million Americans have been slaughtered in their mother's wombs as a result of Roe v. Wade. This activist, unconstitutional ruling in 1973 has left countless women emotionally and psychologically scarred.
It was believed by many that Roe would be overturned in 1992 with Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Despite having eight Republican-appointed judges at the time, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold it.
Since then, major gains have been made in the fight for life, and many lives have been saved.
However, Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land, leaving millions of defenseless pre-born children vulnerable to murder.
According to a 2016 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35% of aborted babies are African American, despite black women only making up six percent of the U.S. population. 19% of aborted babies are Hispanic.
We thus again call on the court to do everything they can to end Roe vs Wade.
Now is the time for pro-lifers to join together and ensure that all of God's children have a right to life.
Roe v. Wade must come to an end!
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