Texas Heartbeat Act Earns Final Approval from State Senate, Heads to Governor’s Desk

The Texas Senate cast the final vote on the Texas Heartbeat Act today. Senate Bill 8, authored by Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) and sponsored by Representative Shelby Slawson (R-Stephenville), passed in a vote of 18 in favor and 12 against. The act will now go to Governor Greg Abbott’s desk to be signed into law.

The Texas Heartbeat Act is the strongest Pro-Life bill passed by the Legislature since Roe v. Wade and will save thousands of lives.

When signed into law, the Texas Heartbeat Act will abolish elective abortions as early as six weeks, when the preborn child’s heartbeat is detectable using methods according to standard medical practice. The policy would take effect on September 1, 2021.

The Texas Heartbeat Act is novel in approach, allowing for citizens to hold abortionists accountable through private lawsuits. No heartbeat law passed by another state has taken this strategy. Additionally, the bill does not punish women who obtain abortions.

This is a historic day, and now is the time to build on our momentum!

State lawmakers must use the remaining weeks of session to pass additional life-saving legislation like the Texas Abolition Strategy and the Respecting Texas Patients’ Right to Life Act.

Our Pro-Life Priority Bills are vital pieces of legislation that will save countless lives and pave a way to permanently end abortion. 

We can send even MORE Pro-Life bills to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. Will you donate today to power our legislative team’s efforts to pass these bills?

Together, we can: 

  • End HORRIFIC late-term abortions;
  • Overturn Roe v. Wade; and
  • Repeal the deadly 10-Day Rule that targets hospital patients.

We cannot slow down. We need your support to ensure Pro-Life Priority Bills are sent to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. Help us make sure more preborn lives are saved by donating today.

Thank you for standing with us in defense of the preborn and vulnerable.



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