Pro-lifers in the Lone Star State are urging the state's elected leaders to fulfill the promise of a dying teen.
Jeremiah Thomas, of Waco, suffered a severe form of cancer that claimed his life in August 2018 at the age of 16,
Before passing away, he fulfilled his Make-a-Wish Foundation request in a phone call (see video below) with Gov. Greg Abbott. In that one-on-one talk, the dying teen asked the governor to work to end abortions, and the governor assured him the pro-life legislature is working to make that happen.
Joe Goodson of Concerned Christian Citizens tells OneNewsNow that a state representative, Tony Tinderholt, introduced a bill in 2017 to abolish abortion.
But the bill failed to gain support even from supposed pro-life public officials.
"Because it's too politically risky," he advises. "And what is pro-life if it's not ending abortion? And so we're needing folks to call their representatives this time around."
Rep. Tinderholt has now introduced Jeremiah's Wish Bill in the House again and is hopeful a companion bill will be submitted in the state Senate.
Goodson reports that a petition with 70,000 signatures supporting Thomas's dying wish was delivered to Gov. Abbot's office.
The current legislative session began Jan. 8, and pro-life Texans are contacting the governor's office and urging him support the legislation, Goodson says.