According to The Hill, Texas state Rep. Tony Tinderholt has reintroduced legislation that would criminalize abortion without exception and make it possible for women who have had the procedure to be sentenced to death.
This is the second time Tinderholt has tried to pass this type of legislation and in 2017, he told The Texas Observer criminalizing abortion would make women more personally responsible.
“Right now, it’s real easy. Right now, they don’t make it important to be personally responsible because they know that they have a backup of ‘oh, I can just go get an abortion.’ Now, we both know that consenting adults don’t always think smartly sometimes. But consenting adults need to also consider the repercussions of the sexual relationship that they’re gonna have, which is a child,” Tinderholt told the paper.
A hearing for the bill was held this week and included public testimony.
Many pro-lifers are not on board with such extreme measures.
This is not helpful. At all. If this is your rep, please ring him up. https://t.co/NEt4srGD5p
— Stacey (@ScotsFyre) April 11, 2019
I’m pro-life and am 100% opposed to this. https://t.co/FiAVkLRTxM
— Mike Dury (@MikeDury) April 11, 2019
Planned Parenthood of Texas plans to rally at the Texas Capitol today to support women’s rights.
it's #PPTXLobbyDay! Planned Parenthood supporters from across Texas are on the way to the Texas Capitol to make their voices heard and stand up for reproductive health! #StandWithPPTX #CareNoMatterWhat pic.twitter.com/YyvFd4W0Kt
— Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (@PPTXVotes) April 11, 2019