Sen. Paxton Files Human Life Protection Act
Today, Sen. Paxton filed the “Human Life Protection Act” (Senate Bill 391), which will immediately end the dehumanizing practice of abortion in Texas. Should SB 391 go into effect, it will create a criminal penalty of a second degree felony offense for a person who performs, induces, or attempts to perform an abortion in the State of Texas. Joint-authors for this bill include Senators Eddie Lucio, Jr., Paul Bettencourt, Dr. Dawn Buckingham, Dr. Donna Campbell, Drew Springer, Charles Perry, and Kelly Hancock.
If the Supreme Court changes its precedent and allows states to protect unborn children before viability, then SB 391 would trigger an end to abortion in Texas beginning at fertilization. Currently ten other states have passed similar laws.
SB 391 is just one step toward addressing a very deep and complex situation that strikes at the very core of human dignity by creating a firewall of protection from the exploitation of abortion. No baby deserves an abortion, and Texas women deserve better solutions than abortion.