By Texas Right to Life Reversing Roe, a new documentary seeking to condense 50 years of the moral and political abortion struggle into a 90-minute film, premiered on Netflix. Directors Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern focus on a few historical and recent Pro-Life efforts, including those in Texas. While the documentary sidesteps the ethical importance …Continue reading "New pro-abortion documentary inadvertently highlights Texas Right to Life"
By Texas Right to Life Austin, Texas – July 8, 2015: Today, Governor Greg Abbott ceremoniously signed House Bill 3994 into law. HB 3994 represents a major Pro-Life victory in the Texas legislature. The law protects minors seeking secret abortions from the predatory tactics of Big Abortion, ensuring proper reporting of abuse and advocating for …Continue reading "Governor Abbott signs House Bill 3994 into law"
By Rachel Bush, Texas RTL In late July, Pro-Life high school students from across Texas gathered in Trinity, TX for the fourth annual REveAL and REveAL², a week-long, Pro-Life intensive camp. Although campers enjoyed typical camp activities like a low ropes course, canoeing, and a campfire, what sets REveAL apart is the education campers …Continue reading "REveAL Pro-Life Summer Camp Trains Next Generation of Pro-Life Champions"
Editor’s note. This sad update was sent out Wednesday by Texas Right to Life. Texas Right to Life is grieved to share news of the death of our beloved Founder and current President, Dr. Joseph Martin Graham. Dr. Graham died of natural causes at the age of 88, passing into the loving Arms of …Continue reading "Texas Right to Life grieves death of founder and president, Dr. Joseph Graham"
By Texas Right to Life A panel of three judges in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit released its ruling upholding HB2, Texas’ Pro-Life law, which took full effect in October of last year. The opinion affirms the constitutionality of the legislation passed last summer and rejects Planned Parenthood’s argument that …Continue reading "US Court of Appeals gives Texas an Historic Pro-Life Victory Again"
By Dave Andrusko Just after midnight when the Texas Senate passed HB 2, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (who presides over the Senate) tweeted that “Love wins tonight as the Texas Senate stood firmly on the right side of history.” The Texas Senate has just finished rejecting 20 pro-abortion amendments and a bill to protect pain-capable …Continue reading "Texas Senate passes HB 2, pro-life measure on to Texas Gov. Perry"
By Andrew Bair, Field Coordinator, National Right to Life Amid echoes of the frenzied shouting of opponents in the Capitol Rotunda, the Texas Legislature finally passed House Bill 2, a pro-life omnibus bill extending legal protection to pain-capable unborn children at 20 weeks and reigning in a virtually unregulated abortion industry. A 19-11 vote by …Continue reading "Reflections on the battle over HB 2: love versus chaos"
By Dave Andrusko Eight affiliates of Texas Planned Parenthood filed suit in Austin today asking the federal courts for an injunction to stop the state from enforcing rules that disqualify abortion business affiliates from participating in the Texas’ Women’s Health Program. The lawsuit says the rules violate their rights by putting an “unconstitutional condition on …Continue reading "PPFA Sues Texas Over Women’s Health Program"
Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from an email sent out by Texas Right to Life, National Right to Life’s state affiliate Dear Friend of Life, Texas Right to Life worked for five years to pass the sonogram bill that guarantees that women can see their unborn child before an abortion. We succeeded and passed …Continue reading "New Texas Pro-Life Law Under Pro-Abortion Assault"
By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks said Wednesday that he hopes to rule by September whether Texas’ new sonogram law should go into effect as scheduled. Signed in May by pro-life Gov. Rick Perry, the measure says that the abortion-vulnerable woman must be able to see an ultrasound at least 24 hours before …Continue reading "Judge Hears Arguments Over Texas’ New Sonogram Law"
By Dave Andrusko Although many states are wrapping up their legislative sessions, pro-lifers continue to win important victories and/or move legislation along. (See also “Legislation headed to Gov. Dayton following bipartisan approval in Minnesota House, Senate.”) In Texas, after a long, drawn-out series of negotiations, the state now has an ultrasound bill, thanks to votes …Continue reading "Texas Pro-Life Gov. Rick Perry Signs Ultrasound Bill"
Editor’s note. The following comes from Texas Right to Life. Because we would not back down, a new and improved version of the sonogram bill is headed to Governor Perry as early as this week! This new safeguard should save many unborn lives and protect women from ill-informed, life-changing abortion decisions. Thank Senator Dan Patrick …Continue reading "Sonogram Bill on way to Texas Governor Perry’s desk"