With pro-life Republican Governor Abbott at the helm, and pro-life Republicans Joe Straus and Dan Patrick leading in the House and Senate, Texas continues to set the standard for protecting the unborn.
Nationally, abortion numbers have been in a downward trend for several years, even in blue states. In Texas, however, results have been dramatic. Annual abortions in Texas are at the 1977 level, even as our population has more than doubled. Our rate per 1,000 women has decreased from 29.2 to 9.5, compared to a national rate of 14.6.
We made the Special Session, y’all! But not before accomplishing a lot in the regular session!
Before we head back to the special session July 18, to work on several pro-life measures that have been included on “the call,” here’s a recap of the regular session which ended May 29th:
PASSED: SB 8, which includes a state ban on partial birth abortion & fetal tissue research, provides for humane disposition of fetal remains, creates uniform definition of abortion (clean up that among other things excludes ectopic pregnancy). Also bans dismemberment...