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March 7, 2019      5:01 PM

Texas Republican legislators unveil newborn protection act in the midst of national furor

The “Texas Born-Alive Infant Protection Act” receives low bill numbers in the House and Senate, setting the table for priority “pro-life” legislation debate with the blessing of GOP leadership

In a press conference today, several GOP lawmakers unveiled their plans to pass a new abortion bill that they are calling the “Texas Born-Alive Infant Protection Act.” In the House this is going under the name of House Bill 16 authored by Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano.

“With the filing of the Texas Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, the Texas Legislature will draw a line in the sand, proclaiming clearly and loudly, on behalf of the Texans we represent, that a baby who survives an abortion deserves the full protection of the law and the highest standards of medical care,” Chairman Leach said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Texas Legislature this session to ensure that Texas remains on the front lines in the fight for life.”

By Andrew Turner

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