Call the Committee NOW! Urge the Committee to pass SB 575 out of the State Affairs Committee TODAY.
The House Committee on State Affairs is about to kill Senate Bill 575 by Senator Larry Taylor.
One day remains for the House Committee to vote SB 575, the Pro-Life Health Insurance Reform Bill, on to the floor for full debate. The State Senate passed SB 575 two weeks ago by a vote of 21-10 with no weakening amendments, but the House Committee on State Affairs wants to take out a key provision and render the bill ineffective.
The House Committee on State Affairs has been sitting on the bill for two weeks, while YOU the taxpayer are subsidizing the abortion of others through your tax dollars and through your private insurance premiums. SB 575 would remove automatic coverage for abortion from health insurance plans as well as ensure that abortion is not covered in the state exchanges mandated by PPACA.
However, some of the committee members are trying to weaken the bill by taking out the provision that protects YOU, the insurance consumer, from subsidizing the abortion of others. THIS WOULD RENDER THE WHOLE BILL MEANINGLESS.
10 states protect private insurance consumers from participating in abortion coverage through their private benefit plans; 25 other states have excluded abortion coverage from the state exchanges, and 21 other states restrict coverage for abortion for governmental employees.
CALL THESE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS & tell them to pass SB 575 TODAY WITHOUT AMENDMENTS.
Call or email your state representative and ask him or her to ask colleagues on the State Affairs Committee to SUPPORT SB 575 as passed by the Senate. Or call and email the members of the Committee on State Affairs directly:
Chairman Byron Cook , Byron.Cook@house.state.tx.us , (512) 463-0112
Rep. Tom Craddick, Tom.Craddick@house.state.tx.us , (512) 463-0112
Rep. Marsha Farney , Marsha.Farney @house.state.tx.us , (512) 463-0112
Rep. Charlie Geren , Charlie.Geren @house.state.tx.us , (512) 463-0112
Rep. Patricia Harless , Patricia.Harless @house.state.tx.us , (512) 463-0112
Rep. Dan Huberty , Dan.Huberty @house.state.tx.us , (512) 463-0112
Rep. John Kuempel , John.Kuempel @house.state.tx.us , (512) 463-0112
Rep. John T. Smithee , John.Smithee @house.state.tx.us , (512) 463-0112