After the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs considered a record number of Pro-Life bills yesterday, Chairman Bryan Hughes called for a vote on three Pro-Life Priority Bills. Today, the committee passed the Texas Heartbeat Act (SB 8) by Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Tyler), the Preborn NonDiscrimination Act (SB 1173) by Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills), and the Texas Abolition Strategy (SB 1647) by Senator Charles Perry (R-Lubbock). Next, the policies will be scheduled for a vote on the Senate floor. Pro-Life Texans should contact their state senators now to sign on to the life-saving legislation.
These three bills are Pro-Life Priorities since they each stop abortion, draw attention to the humanity of the preborn child, and undermine the flawed foundation of Roe v. Wade. The committee also voted out four other life-affirming policies.
All seven Pro-Life bills were passed out of committee on a bipartisan vote with Democrat Senator Lucio Jr. supporting all the bills.
Texas Right to Life applauds Chairman Hughes and Senators Birdwell, Campbell, Hall, Lucio, Nelson, and Schwertner for their support and timely vote on these three life-saving bills. At yesterday’s long hearing, Pro-Life activists and experts reminded the committee that Texas plummeted in recent years from 4th place to 20th in Pro-Life state rankings.
The next step for these three Pro-Life Priorities is for Pro-Life Texans to alert their Senators to tell them to co-author the bills so they can be scheduled for a debate and vote on the floor of the Texas Senate soon.