New Texas Bill Would Criminalize Abortions

Posted on June 18, 2019 by

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Tony Tinderholt, a Republican state legislator, introduced a new bill into Texas.

This bill would make abortion illegal with no exception for incest or rape.

If abortion would occur under the new law, it would be possible to charge the woman with homicide and the death penalty because Texas allows capital punishment when homicide occurs.

Tinderholt said that his bill is really only trying to accomplish one goal, which is bringing equal treatment for unborn human beings under the law.

He also said it would make individuals consider the consequences of having sex.

The bill is specifically called the Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act.

This bill means that any person who tries to receive an abortion could be prosecuted for murder or even sentenced to death.

There are no exceptions to the act.

The Washington Post reported that nearly 500 people testified, with only 54 people testifying against the bill.

The text of the bill reads “A living human child, from the moment of fertilization on fusion of a human spermatozoon with a human ovum, 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.”

“I think it’s important to remember that if a drunk driver kills a pregnant woman, they get charged twice. If you murder a pregnant woman, you get charged twice. So I’m not specifically criminalizing women. What I am doing is equalizing the law,” Tinderholt said.

“Overall, this is hurting people because it is not worth it. There is no way this bill will spread through the United States. I think abortion is one of those things that is based off of the situation and circumstances. I think this bill is stupid and way over the top; it is useless, and nobody needs it,” Fleetwood Area High School senior Chloe Allison said.

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