UPDATE: The Heartbeat Bill will be debated on the Texas House floor on May 5th. Please continue to contact your Texas House member RIGHT NOW to support this life-saving legislation!
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick designated the pro-life Heartbeat Bill as a priority bill, and it has already passed the Texas Senate. It could pass the House and be headed to Governor Greg Abbott's desk - who has already announced his support for the bill!
Texas Senator Bryan Hughes has filed SB 8, the Texas Heartbeat Bill, along with the House companion HB 1515 by Rep. Shelby Slawson to protect the lives of the unborn from the moment a heartbeat is detected. Texas must act this legislative session to protect innocent unborn life!
SB 8 requires physicians to check for a baby’s heartbeat and inform the mother if the presence of a heartbeat is detected. Once a heartbeat is detected, the doctor must take all necessary steps to protect the life of the child. The bill also creates civil liability for aiding and abetting an abortion.
Since 2013 Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee have all signed into law a similar Heartbeat bill - and it is time for Texas to be the next!
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has already designated this bill as a priority bill in the Texas Senate for the current legislative session. Act today and tell your Texas State Senator and Representative to support and coauthor SB 8, Texas Heartbeat Bill by Sen. Bryan Hughes, and HB 1515 by Rep. Shelby Slawson!
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