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Texas House Approves Landmark Pro-Life ‘Heartbeat Bill’

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Elderberry:
Texas Scorecard By Jacob Asmussen May 5, 2021

“The Texas Heartbeat Act will protect the lives of our most precious Texans starting at the moment their heart begins to beat.”

Countless Texas children’s lives will be saved, thanks to a soon-to-be state law.

On Wednesday, the Texas House of Representatives voted in favor of Senate Bill 8, dubbed the Texas Heartbeat Act. The proposed law would make it illegal for an individual to kill a child in the womb once the baby’s heartbeat is detected.

“The heartbeat is clear and unequivocal evidence of human life,” said the bill’s House sponsor, State Rep. Shelby Slawson (R–Stephenville). “Many men and women in this chamber have had that incredible experience when we first heard the sound of our then-unborn babies play out in a doctor’s office … that beautiful melody of a tiny life: innocent, vulnerable, and worthy of our protection.”

More than 53,000 Texans were killed through abortions in 2020, according to the latest state data. Thirteen states have already passed similar heartbeat laws.

“The Texas Heartbeat Act will protect the lives of our most precious Texans starting at the moment their heart begins to beat,” Slawson continued. “Quite simply, this bill requires that before an abortion is performed, a physician must check for a heartbeat. And once that heartbeat is detected, that life is protected.”

“Upon detection of a heartbeat, that physician is prohibited from knowingly performing or inducing an abortion and can be held civilly liable unless there is a medical emergency.”

More: https://texasscorecard.com/state/texas-house-approves-landmark-pro-life-heartbeat-bill/

PeteS in CA:
While this is not a literal ban on abortion, it comes close because by the time many women know they are pregnant, there is or very soon will be a detectable heartbeat. The abortion industry will fight this tooth and claw to the USSC.

Bigun:

--- Quote from: PeteS in CA on May 06, 2021, 10:25:47 AM ---While this is not a literal ban on abortion, it comes close because by the time many women know they are pregnant, there is or very soon will be a detectable heartbeat. The abortion industry will fight this tooth and claw to the USSC.

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 :yowsa: they will but it's a fight worth having IMHO! 

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