Texas Governor Greg Abbott has outlawed the process of aborting a child after it has been birthed, often referred to as “infanticide.”
Democrats across the country have failed to come to grips with the reality that this happens. In states like New York and Virginia, their governors even laud the choice of a mother to determine whether or not to abort a child after it was already born.
Disgusting. But not in Texas—not anymore.
“Texas passed the Born Alive Act to Stop Infanticide & Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion,” Governor Abbott wrote on Twitter. “I signed HB 16 sponsored by @leachfortexas. It makes it a crime not to care for a baby who survives an abortion.”
Texas passed the Born Alive Act to Stop Infanticide & Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion.
I signed HB 16 sponsored by @leachfortexas.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 14, 2020
“In some states, leaders support abortion until the last minute of pregnancy — even after a child is born. Not in Texas,” he added in another tweet. “I formally signed the Born Alive Act to make it illegal to kill a child who survives an abortion. It also ensures the baby receives needed medical care.”
In some states leaders support abortion until the last minute of pregnancy — even after a child is born.
Not in Texas.
I formally signed the Born Alive Act to make it illegal to kill a child who survives an abortion.
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It also ensures the baby receives needed medical care. pic.twitter.com/NOMzs6xxsK
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) July 18, 2019
Life News reports:
Texas House Bill 16, sponsored by Republican state Rep. Jeff Leach, requires abortion practitioners to provide basic medical care to infants who survive abortions. It allows third-degree felony charges and a fine of up to $100,000 for violations.
“We’re drawing a line in the sand,” Leach said, according to the Texas Tribune. “We’re proclaiming clearly and loudly together that a baby who survives an abortion deserves the full protection of the law and the highest standard of medical care.”
The legislation passed the state Senate by 21-10 in May with bipartisan support, and the state House by 93-1 with 50 abstentions in April.
Pro-abortion Democrats slammed the bill as a waste of time, and delayed a hearing where several abortion survivors were scheduled to speak.
THANK YOU, GOVERNOR.
You are literally the best governor in the United States
— Karen ❌ (@Karenet24) February 14, 2020
Thank you Governor.
— Katherine Trotter🇺🇸 (@DJT4MoreYears) February 14, 2020
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
— Sunnie Shack (@sunnieshack) February 14, 2020
Sign a bill and stop abortion altogether. We have got to stop killing babies….
— Daniel Petersen (@DanielP28086325) February 14, 2020
— Mary (@mjh4259) February 14, 2020
Thank you Governor, for being a decent, moral human being and doing the right thing.
— WOWfactor⭐⭐⭐ (@WWfactor) February 14, 2020
In Texas we know how to elect good leaders.
— LovesTheTruth (@JoshuaF03904858) February 14, 2020
It’s sad that you even had to sign this bill but that’s the world we live in. Thanks Governor Abbott!
— Jesse Wells (@jwells2001) February 14, 2020
Thank you so much for caring about the most defenceless Texans, maybe other States will follow suit.
— AnnDelyn Guess (@andieguess) February 14, 2020
Can’t believe this is a thing.😢 thank you governor #KeepTexasRed
— MsTexasRash⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@rash_jo) February 14, 2020
— Tekhelet17 🇺🇸 (@tekhelet17) February 14, 2020
Omg!!! Thank you Governor!!! I had a baby a few months ago. Complicated pregnancy, emergency c section and preeclampsia. I was praying the entire time for God to save my baby instead of me, He saved both of us ❤🙏 Children are a miracle and a blessing. You're the best sir!!!
— Shurrie Pennington (@ShurrieP) February 14, 2020
THANK YOU GOVERNOR ABBOTT!!
— A. J. V. (@tejano611) February 14, 2020