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Tinderholt Files HB 948 To Prohibit the Abortion Procedure in Texas

Jan 12, 2017

Tinderholt Files HB 948 To Prohibit the Abortion Procedure in Texas


Yesterday, Representative Tony Tinderholt filed HB 948, the Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act.

In May 2016, the Republican Party of Texas passed a legislative priority calling on the Texas Legislature to “Abolish abortion by enacting legislation to stop the murder of unborn children; And to ignore and refuse to enforce any and all federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, and court rulings which would deprive an unborn child of the right to life.”

The Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act answers that call by outlawing abortion in Texas.

Current Texas law defines a person to include “an unborn child at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth.” Texas Penal Code 1.07(26) and (38). However, in spite of that definition of personhood, unborn children have not been protected. Abortion continues because we have allowed the federal courts to overrule the Texas Declaration of Independence, the Texas Constitution, the U.S. Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution, all of which stand for the fact that the duty of our government is to protect our God-given right to life.

Rep. Tinderholt commented on his bill saying, “Since my first day in office, I’ve stated life begins at conception. Facts and science are on my side. I’ve defended innocent life my entire career and am honored to continue that fight with the filing of HB 948.”

The current protections allowing for life-saving procedures if a mother’s life is at risk due to pregnancy complications remain in place with Representative Tinderholt’s bill.

As a combat veteran, Tony has spent much of his life fighting to protect the life and liberty of others. This bill continues that fight. Tony Tinderholt represents District 94 where he lives with his wife Bethany in Arlington. Tony is a proud father, combat veteran, and conservative Republican. He was ranked the 3rd most conservative legislator of the 150 Texas Representatives in the 84th session.

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