Texas has championed many pro-life measures which protect pre-born children and their mothers from the predatory abortion business. Texas’s pro-life legislative accomplishments include parental notification, informed consent, mandatory sonograms, a 24-hour waiting period, and the Prenatal Protection Act (which recognizes the pre-born as victims when their pregnant mothers are killed), among others.
In a monumental piece of legislation, introduced in Texas’s overtime special session, Senate Bill 5, the pro-life omnibus bill, would ban abortion after 20 weeks (when science shows that the unborn can feel pain). In addition, it includes commonsense, humane measures such as a requirement that abortion clinics follow the same health and safety regulations that ambulatory surgical centers are held to, a requirement that doctors secure admitting privileges at local hospitals (as a precaution against the common medical emergencies that ensue after botched abortions), and a requirement that doctors to personally administer medicated abortions (rather than dangerously sending a woman home with their child’s death sentence in pill form).
According to Texas Right to Life – and to the dismay of pro-abortion groups in Texas – because of its stringent measures regulating abortion, the passage of SB5 would mean the closure of the majority of Texas abortion mills. A huge flurry of pro-abortion zealots broke every House rule during an frenzied protest to these life-saving measures. The mob had to be escorted by police when they refused to respect House rules during their “citizen filibuster.” These opponents, who reject the possibility of protecting 10,000 of Texas’s smallest residents every year as a result of SB5 passing, are supported by pro-abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, who back the threat of pro-abortion politician Wendy Davis to filibuster the bill to death.
SB5 has fewer than ten hours to pass, so if you’re a Texan, follow this link to contact your legislator about stopping the filibuster. As Live Action President Lila Rose often suggests, for those who cannot help on a local level, please contribute your prayers for the success of this pro-life measure in Texas.