Texas is again making headlines for passing another bill to protect life.
In May, Texas passed Senate Bill 8, also known as the Heartbeat Bill.
Senate Bill 8 bans all abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy.
But what about before that 6-week mark?
That’s where House Bill 1280 comes into play.
Governor Abbott signed House Bill 1280 yesterday to protect the most precious of life.
HB 1280 outlaws ALL abortions in Texas the moment Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Under this new law, anyone caught performing an abortion would face time in prison or a $100,000 fine.
During the signing, Governor Abbott stated that “Our creator endowed us with the right to life.”
Abbott also proclaimed that “Texas will continue to foster a culture of life.”
The most precious freedom of all is life itself.
Today I signed #HB1280. Under this law, the moment Roe v. Wade is overturned abortions will be outlawed in Texas.
Texas will always foster a culture of life.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) July 20, 2021
Although not immediate, House Bill 1280 is also known as a “trigger ban.”
A “trigger” law like this would take effect 30 days after the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
It can also take effect if a court ruling allows for states to ban abortions individually.
Here is what Yahoo News is reporting on HB 1280:
Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a “trigger law” Tuesday that would make abortion illegal in the state upon the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade.
During the bill-signing ceremony, the governor said, “The most precious freedom of all is life itself. Our creator endowed us with the right to life. And yet, millions of children lose their lives every year before they were even born.”
The main provision of House Bill 1280 would be implemented 30 days after a repeal of the Roe decision or if a constitutional amendment were adopted to the U.S. Constitution allowing states to prohibit abortion, The Texas Tribune previously reported. The bill, once triggered, would deem abortion a criminal offense. It further stipulates that medical physicians who knowingly perform, induce, or attempt an abortion bear responsibility rather than the pregnant female.
A person who violates the bill would be subject to a civil penalty than $100,000 for each violation. In addition to paying the fine, doctors and health-care professionals involved in an abortion procedure could have their licenses and permits revoked. The legislation includes an exception for cases when pregnancy causes or aggravates a life-threatening condition in the mother that endangers her life or poses serious risk of impairment of a major bodily function.
“I am signing a law today that will save babies from the ravages of abortion. It is known as the ‘abortion trigger bill.’ Under this law, the moment that Roe v. Wade is overturned, abortion will be outlawed in the state of Texas. Texas will continue to foster a culture of life,” Abbott declared.
Republicans believe the bill is politically expedient, as it protects against the future possibility that a Democratic-dominated Texas state legislature tries to stall action on abortion measures in the event of a Roe reversal. This legislation allows abortion to be quickly banned in the state once a Supreme Court overturn is handed down.
Do you think HB 1280 restricts a women’s access to “healthcare”?
It’s funny how Democrats scream for “reproductive freedom” but won’t advocate for true medical freedom when it comes to masks and vaccines.
Typical liberal hypocrisy!
Here is how Twitter is reacting to the news:
Yesterday, Gov. Abbott signed #HB1280, which immediately prohibits abortion w/ no exceptions for rape or incest if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
— Progress Texas (@ProgressTX) June 17, 2021
UPDATE: Gov. Greg Abbott has signed #HB1280 into law. If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the legislation will trigger an outright ban on abortion in Texas with few exceptions. #TXDeservesBetter pic.twitter.com/y5SD5jUmX2
— ACLU of Texas (@ACLUTx) June 17, 2021
— Dutch Leatherdyke (@DominantCaring) July 20, 2021
If this trigger ban is triggering liberals this bad, Texas must be on the right path.
God Bless Texas for stepping in and protecting our most vulnerable.
Hopefully, this trend is here to stay, and more states step up to protect life!