Abortion, Politics

Texas Legislature Marches for Life

The Texas state legislature is rapidly advancing pro-life legislation in its chambers with just two months left in its 86th session. The Texas Tribune reports that several pro-life bills are making their way through the Texas senate simultaneously with three anti-abortion bills already prioritized by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R) and approved by committee. Among these are SB 23 to protect infants who survive abortions with the same degree of medical care as a wanted baby, SB 22 to prohibit state and local governments from funding abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, and SB 24 to require that abortion providers give patients a list of abortion alternatives before performing an abortion.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Iconic red state Texas is the most populous state in the country with unanimous Republican leadership across both the state legislature and the gubernatorial mansion. Its conservative legal leadership, in the state attorney general and solicitor general offices, is second to none across all the nation’s red states. As such, the Lone Star State is sometimes looked upon as a paragon of how a red state ought to govern when it comes to some of the bread-and-butter issues that undergird the American conservative movement.

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Texas’s state legislature meets once every two years for 140 calendar days, as The Daily Wire noted earlier this month. The Texas 86th legislative session began on January 8, 2019 and runs through May 27, 2019. Now, The Texas Tribune reports — tendentious verbiage, such as “anti-abortion” in lieu of “pro-life,” notwithstanding — how multiple pro-life pieces of legislation are currently percolating through the Texas State Senate:

A Senate panel approved a controversial abortion bill Wednesday regarding the rare cases of infants who survive the procedure. It’s one of three anti-abortion bills that Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has listed among his priorities.

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