85th Session – Dismemberment Abortion Ban


Abortionists dismember unborn children limb by limb to harvest baby body parts.  The Dismemberment Abortion Ban (SB 415) is the only bill that will save preborn children from this horrific death.

Make your voice heard!  Send a message to your state senator before the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee meets on Wednesday, February 15, to hear testimony on the Dismemberment Abortion Ban.

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Bill Text
Bill:  SB 415 
Legislative Session: 85(R) Author: Perry
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    Introduced     Criminal Justice Policy

Bill History
Bill:  SB 415 
Legislative Session: 85(R) Council Document: 85R 4616 SCL-D
Last Action:03/21/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption Version:Engrossed
Caption Text:Relating to a prohibition on the performance of dismemberment abortions; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense.
Coauthor:Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Hall | Huffines | Hughes | Kolkhorst | Lucio | Nelson
Subjects:Abortion (I0005)
Senate Committee:Health & Human Services
Status:Out of committee
Vote:Ayes=6   Nays=2   Present Not Voting=0   Absent=1
Actions: (descending date order)
Viewing Votes: Most Recent Senate Vote
Description Comment Date       Time       Journal Page
 Received from the Senate      03/21/2017     776
 Reported engrossed      03/20/2017     631
 Reason for vote recorded in Journal      03/20/2017     560
 Record vote      03/20/2017     560
 Passed      03/20/2017     560
 Read 3rd time      03/20/2017     560
 Record vote      03/20/2017     560
 Rules suspended-Regular order of business      03/20/2017     560
 Record vote      03/15/2017     537
 Passed to engrossment      03/15/2017     537
 Record vote      03/15/2017     536
 Amendment fails of adoption      03/15/2017     536
 Amendment(s) offered   FA1 Watson   03/15/2017     536
 Read 2nd time      03/15/2017     536
 Record vote      03/15/2017     536
 Rules suspended-Regular order of business      03/15/2017     536
 Co-author authorized      03/15/2017     546
 Co-author authorized      03/13/2017     484
 Placed on intent calendar      03/08/2017    
 Committee report printed and distributed      03/07/2017   12:10 PM 
 Reported favorably w/o amendments      03/07/2017     438
 Considered in public hearing      03/01/2017    
 Co-author authorized      02/28/2017     363
 Co-author authorized      02/27/2017     341
 Co-author authorized      02/22/2017     326
 Left pending in committee      02/15/2017    
 Testimony taken in committee      02/15/2017    
 Considered in public hearing      02/15/2017    
 Scheduled for public hearing on . . .      02/15/2017    
 Co-author authorized      02/08/2017     258
 Referred to Health & Human Services      01/30/2017     135
 Read first time      01/30/2017     135
 Co-author authorized      01/17/2017     39
 Filed      01/05/2017    
 Received by the Secretary of the Senate      01/05/2017    


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