The Texas Heartbeat Act Signed by Governor Gregg Abbott
The Texas Heartbeat Act was signed into law, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 and goes into effect on September 1, 2021. The signature of the governor was still wet when the Democrats came out with their statement:
“This morning, Abbott signed into law the most damaging abortion ban in the country, which -- if not stopped in court -- takes effect in September.”
As Christians we all know that dismembering the unborn in the womb is a crime against humanity. A child is conceived upon fertilization and is a different human being than the mother. We also know that the mother is not carrying a ‘clump of cells’ or a puppy or kitten! So why all the mystery in our society.
The unborn need your voice to shout it from the highest rooftops that they are innocent babies waiting to be born and loved by their mothers. They all have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
SB Bill 8 was a partisan bill with 90 Republican as sponsors or co-sponsors. Here is the link if you want to see the co-sponsors. Bill Sponsors: TX SB8 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | LegiScan
To read the text of the TEXAS HEARTBEAT ACT go to Bill Text: TX SB8 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Enrolled | LegiScan
SB8 states in part:
Relating to abortion, including abortions after detection of a unborn child's heartbeat; authorizing a private civil right of action.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. This Act shall be known as the Texas Heartbeat Act.
SECTION 2. The legislature finds that the State of Texas never repealed, either expressly or by implication, the state statutes enacted before the ruling in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), that prohibit and criminalize abortion unless the mother's life is in danger.
SECTION 3. Chapter 171, Health and Safety Code, is amended by adding Subchapter H to read as follows:
SUBCHAPTER H. DETECTION OF FETAL HEARTBEAT
Sec. 171.201. DEFINITIONS. In this subchapter:
(1) "Fetal heartbeat" means cardiac activity or the (1) "Fetal heartbeat" means cardiac activity or the (1) "Fetal heartbeat" means cardiac activity or the steady and repetitive rhythmic contraction of the fetal heart within the gestational sac.
The most devastating blow will be to those who favor and make money off the killing of the unborn, Planned Parenthood. Somehow, we know that the abortionists are planning on how to overcome this Texas Heartbeat Act. Wait for it…and STAND STRONG!
“Instead of having the government enforce the law, the bill turns the reins over to private citizens — who are newly empowered to sue abortion providers or anyone who helps someone get an abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected. The person would not have to be connected to someone who had an abortion or to a provider to sue.”
“Family members, abortion funds, rape crisis counselors and other medical professionals could be open to lawsuits, under the broad language in the bill, according to legal experts and physicians who opposed the measure. People who sued would be awarded at least $10,000, as well as costs for attorney’s fees, if they won.” Texas "heartbeat bill" becomes law, banning abortions as early as six weeks.” Texas "heartbeat bill" becomes law, banning abortions as early as six weeks | The Texas Tribune
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton cannot be sued and will not be involved in any lawsuit directed at the providers. In essence, private citizens now have the power to sue any abortion provider. This provision is the first in U.S. history.
Fight, NEVER GIVE UP!