Texas’ “No Taxpayer Funds for Abortion” law takes effect

By Texas Right to Life The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Providers Act, Senate Bill 22, took effect on September 1. The goal of the bill is to ensure that Texans’ tax dollars do not fund or benefit abortion providers or their affiliates in any capacity. This is an important goal because any funding that …

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The Texans running for President do not represent Texas on abortion

By Texas Right to Life With every Democratic presidential candidate celebrating abortion as a fundamental good for society, Pro-Lifers may have difficulty distinguishing one candidate from another. Each and every Democrat challenging President Trump has determined unwavering loyalty to the abortion industry is a preeminent priority. The national Democratic Party Platform reflects this radical shift—abortion …

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Beaumont woman at center of dispute over Texas’ 10-Day Rule passes away

By Texas Right to Life HOUSTON – Carolyn Jones passed away Tuesday from natural causes following her high-profile battle with the Texas 10-Day Rule. In May, a hospital committee pulled the plug on Carolyn against her family’s will, but she lived without a ventilator or dialysis for over 60 hours until escaping the hostile hospital …

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Texas House tanks Pro-Life priorities, ignores grassroots supporters and the cries of the unborn

By Texas Right to Life The Texas House of Representatives killed all but one Pro-Life priority bill, shirking their responsibility to protect Life. While other states and the Texas Senate besieged abortion and euthanasia this year with life-saving legislation, the Texas House stopped zero abortions and again green-lighted the 10-day countdown on the lives of …

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Fifth Circuit Hears Appeal on Planned Parenthood Medicaid Contract Case

By Kim Schwartz, Texas Right to Life With a favorable ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Texas hopes to finally enforce the termination of the Medicaid contract for three Planned Parenthood affiliates. An important Pro-Life case had an en banc appeal last week in the Fifth Circuit, meaning rather …

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Beaumont woman narrowly escapes death panel, family transports her by late-night ambulance to willing facility

By Texas Right to Life Donald Jones rescued his wife, Carolyn, from Memorial Hermann Southwest, racing to a different facility that is providing the conscious woman her desperately needed dialysis. Donald Jones escaped the clutches of the hospital committee with his beloved wife in a private ambulance funded by Texas Right to Life in the …

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Bill to end late-term and discriminatory abortions passes Texas Senate

By Texas Right to Life The Texas Senate passed the Preborn NonDiscrimination Act (PreNDA), Senate Bill 1033, by a bipartisan vote of 20-11. SB 1033 by Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) would: End the remaining late-term abortions in Texas; Prohibit abortions committed against preborn children for discriminatory reasons, like the child’s sex, race, or …

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Bill to end late-term and discriminatory abortions passes Texas Senate

By Kim Schwartz, Texas Right to Life The Texas Senate passed the Preborn NonDiscrimination Act (PreNDA), Senate Bill 1033, by a bipartisan vote of 20-11 on Tuesday. SB 1033 by Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) would: End the remaining late-term abortions in Texas; Prohibit abortions committed against preborn children for discriminatory reasons, like the …

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Texas Senate Committee advances bill to protect patients from anti-Life 10-Day Rule

By Texas Right to Life On Tuesday, the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services voted Senate Bill 2089 out of committee by a vote of 5-2. This priority Pro-Life bill by Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) would repeal the unethical 10-Day Rule, which allows hospitals to pull the plug on patients against their will. …

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Families Victimized by 10-Day Rule Plead with Texas Senate Committee to Change Texas Advance Directives Act

By Texas Right to Life AUSTIN — The Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services heard testimony on Senate Bill 2089 by Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) last Wednesday. This priority Pro-Life bill would repeal the anti-Life 10-Day Rule, which allows hospitals to pull the plug on patients against their will. Family after family pleaded …

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Federal Amicus Brief Supports States’ right to terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood affiliates

By Texas Right to Life Twelve U.S. Senators and 65 U.S. Representatives have filed an amicus brief calling on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to affirm the right of states to terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood affiliates. Additional favorable briefs have been filed by U.S. Senators John Cornyn and …

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Pro-abortion groups seeking to throw out essentially all abortion laws and regulations in Texas

“They’re trying to see what sticks to the wall” By Dave Andrusko Ever since the Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, gutted much of an omnibus 2013 Texas law, Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, the lead litigant in that case, has sought to throw out essentially the entirety of abortion law in the Lone …

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