Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he will call a special legislative session beginning July 8.
This means we could have a new chance to:
- End the deadly 10-Day Rule that hurts hospital patients;
- Overturn Roe v. Wade; and
- Protect health care workers from being forced to participate in life-ending procedures like abortion.
Abbott has not yet declared which legislative items will be on the agenda, and state lawmakers can ONLY discuss issues that he chooses.
During the regular session in the spring, lawmakers passed the Texas Heartbeat Act and fully funded the Alternatives to Abortion program. But the Legislature failed to save vulnerable patients from the horrible 10-Day Rule and only accomplished two of the six Pro-Life Priorities completely.
Now that the regular session ended in May, the only way for the Legislature to convene and pass additional laws is for the governor to call a special session. A special session lasts no more than 30 days, and the governor alone is responsible for which items are added to the agenda.
Our work is not finished.
Please urge Governor Abbott to add these unfinished life-saving items to this special session call by clicking HERE! Texans cannot afford for these priorities to be delayed any longer.
Read more about each Pro-Life Priority here:
- Repealing the 10-Day Rule;
- Protections for preborn children; and
- Conscience protections for health care professionals.
We look forward to Governor Abbott heeding the voice of Pro-Life Texans to accomplish even more victories for innocent human Life during the 87th Legislature.