Please feel free to make the following event in support of TX HB 948 

Abolish Abortion Texas Conference and Mission February 24-27, 2017 

I would encourage every one to call the committee chairman, Byron Cook, and urge him to allow this bill a fair vote. Call the other 7 Republicans on the committee and ask them to vote for this bill and work to move it through committee.

Chair: Rep. Byron Cook: (512) 463-0730

Rep. John T. Smithee: (512) 463-0702

Members: Rep. Tom Craddick: (512) 463-0500 

Rep. Ken King: (512) 463-0736

Rep. John Kuempel: (512) 463-0602 

Rep. Morgan Meyer: (512) 463-0367

Rep. Charlie Geren: (512) 463-0610

Rep. Chris Paddie: (512) 463-0556

Below is TX HB 948

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

By: Tinderholt

SECTION 1.

SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act.

SECTION 2.

SECTION 2. Section 151.002(a), Family Code, is amended to read as follows:

(a) A living human child, from the moment of fertilization upon the fusion of a human spermatozoon with a human ovum,born alive after an abortion or premature birth is entitled to the same rights, powers, and privileges as are secured or granted by the laws of this state to any other human child born alive after the normal gestation period.

SECTION 3.

SECTION 3. Subchapter B, Chapter 402, Government Code, is amended by adding Section 402.0375 to read as follows:

Sec. 402.0375. ABORTION PROHIBITION ENFORCEMENT. The attorney general shall monitor this state’s enforcement of Chapter 19, Penal Code, in relation to abortion. The attorney general shall direct state agencies to enforce those laws regardless of any contrary or conflicting federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, or court decisions.

SECTION 4.

SECTION 4. Chapter 370, Local Government Code, is amended by adding Section 370.007 to read as follows.

Sec. 370.007. ABORTION PROHIBITION ENFORCEMENT. The governing body of a political subdivision of this state shall ensure that the political subdivision enforces Chapter 19, Penal Code, in relation to abortion regardless of any contrary or conflicting federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, or court decisions.

SECTION 5.

SECTION 5. Section 19.06, Penal Code, is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 19.06. APPLICABILITY TO CERTAIN CONDUCT. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, thisThis chapter appliesdoes not apply to the death of an unborn child even if the conduct charged is:

(1) conduct committed by the mother of the unborn child;

(2) a lawful medical procedure performed by a physician or other licensed health care provider with the requisite consent, if the death of the unborn child was the intended result of the procedure;

(3) a lawful medical procedure performed by a physician or other licensed health care provider with the requisite consent as part of an assisted reproduction as defined by Section 160.102, Family Code, if the death of the unborn child was the intended result of the procedure; or

(4) the dispensation of a drug in accordance with law or administration of a drug, if the death of the unborn child is an intended result of using the drugprescribed in accordance with law.

SECTION 6.

SECTION 6. Section 22.12, Penal Code, is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 22.12. APPLICABILITY TO CERTAIN CONDUCT. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, thisThis chapter appliesdoes not apply to conduct charged as having been committed against an individual who is an unborn child even if the conduct is:

(1) committed by the mother of the unborn child;

(2) a lawful medical procedure performed by a physician or other health care provider, if the death of the unborn child was the intended result of the procedurewith the requisite consent;

(3) a lawful medical procedure performed by a physician or other licensed health care provider with the requisite consent as part of an assisted reproduction as defined by Section 160.102, Family Code, if the death of the unborn child was the intended result of the procedure; or

(4) the dispensation of a drug in accordance with law or administration of a drug, if the death of the unborn child is an intended result of using the drugprescribed in accordance with law.

SECTION 7.

SECTION 7. The heading to Chapter 370, Local Government Code, is amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 370. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY FOR MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

SECTION 8.

SECTION 8. The following provisions are repealed:

(1) Section 71.003(c), Civil Practice and Remedies Code;

(2) Section 151.002(b), Family Code;

(3) Section 103.002(b), Occupations Code;

(4) Section 20.01(5), Penal Code; and

(5) Section 49.12, Penal Code.

SECTION 9.

SECTION 9. NOT RETROACTIVE. (a) The changes in law made by this Act apply only to conduct that occurs on or after the effective date of this Act. Conduct that occurs before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect immediately before the effective date of this Act, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose.

(b) The changes in law made by this Act apply only to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act. An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect when the offense was committed, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For purposes of this subsection, an offense is committed before the effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurs before the effective date.

SECTION 10.

SECTION 10. Any federal statute, regulation, executive order, or court decision which purports to supersede, stay, or overrule this Act is in violation of the Texas Constitution and the Constitution of the United States of America and is therefore void. The State of Texas and its political subdivisions, and agents thereof, may not enter an appearance, special or otherwise, in any federal suit challenging this Act.

SECTION 11.

SECTION 11. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect on the 91st day after the last day of the legislative session.

Here at Christian Patriots we strongly support this bill that would abolish abortion in the state of Texas. 

We encourage you to contact Representative Tinderholt and encourage him by showing support for the stance he’s taken. 

Rep. Tinderholt, Tony

District 94

Email

Capitol Address:

Room E1.422

P.O. Box 2910 

Austin, TX 78768 

(512) 463-0624 

(512) 463-8386 Fax

District Address:

4381 W. Green Oaks Blvd. Ste. 107

Arlington, Tx 76016

(817) 478-5000

By Daniel Crane

Christian Patriots

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