TX tightens loopholes in abortion law

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

21-week babyRadical abortion bills have made headlines in recent weeks but the Lone Star State is moving in the opposite direction.

New York now infamously allows abortions up to the moment of birth, and other states are moving in the same direction, but pro-life leaders in Texas are taking steps to further protect life.

Abortion is banned in the state at 20 weeks, for example.

Elizabeth Graham of Texas Right to Life tells OneNewsNow there is a loophole in current state laws that permits some late-term abortions.

Graham, Elizabeth (TRTL)"And in response to what these extreme states have done, to allow the baby to be killed while coming out of the birth canal," she says, "we do want to close the loophole on late-term abortions in Texas, particularly protecting babies with disabilities."

The proposals would prohibit abortions on the basis of sex and race, and abortions because of fetal anomalies or disabilities, instead offering compassionate hospice care to the parents.

If the baby is born with a devastating disability, or if the child's life expectancy is short, says Graham, "then we can also offer some paranatal hospice so that there is a compassionate way to care for their child until the child passes naturally, or until the child can get adequate medical care and can go home or his needs can be addressed."

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