FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, [email protected], (240) 672-2828
Texas Law Adds to Groundswell of Pro-life Legislation Nationwide
Washington, D.C. – Today Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed into law the Heartbeat Act, legislation to ban abortion in the state as early as a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List praised the effort, saying:
“We thank Governor Abbott and pro-life legislators in Texas for enacting law that reveals the humanity of unborn children in the womb,” said SBA List State Policy Director Sue Liebel. “There is a groundswell of pro-life activity happening in state legislatures across the nation as lawmakers challenge the extreme status quo permitted by Roe: abortion on-demand, up until the moment of birth. Since January, 536 pro-life bills have been introduced with more than 60 signed into law – a strong rebuke of the deeply unpopular abortion agenda being pursued by the Biden-Harris administration and their allies in the abortion lobby.”
A growing body of literature and emerging science continually affirms the humanity of unborn children.
Texas joins South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Louisiana, Tennessee, Ohio, Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, and North Dakota in limiting abortions as early as a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.