Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas House of Representatives passed S.B. 8, the Texas Heartbeat Act. This legislation bans abortion as soon as an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected. Pending final approval from the Texas Senate, the bill will advance to Governor Abbott’s desk to be signed into law.
In addition, the Texas Senate recently passed S.B. 394, legislation to enact state-level safeguards against the expansion of chemical abortion drugs.
"Texas’s efforts to protect the most vulnerable are part of an unprecedented surge of pro-life momentum in statehouses nationwide and we look forward to seeing Gov. Abbott sign these bills into law,” said Susan B. Anthony List State Policy Director Sue Liebel (above,) celebrating the legislation.
“This legislation protecting every child with a beating heart makes a bold statement that Texas deeply values life, and we’re pleased to see it advance.
"We applaud Reps. Shelby Slawson, Stephanie Klick, Candy Noble, and Valoree Swanson, valiant members of our National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus, for championing this bill – showing that pro-life, authentically pro-woman leadership makes a powerful impact, Liebel said.
“Texas is leading the way again by taking proactive steps to stop the expansion of chemical abortion drugs – establishing vital safeguards on these dangerous drugs even as the Biden-Harris Administration pushes to turn every post office and pharmacy into an abortion center."
In limiting abortions as early as a fetal heartbeat can be detected, Texas joins:
- North Dakota
- South Carolina, and