In 2021, the Texas Legislature adopted a ban on abortions from the time of “fertilization” until birth. The law imposed criminal and civil penalties for any person performing an abortion, but not on the mother. The only exception included in the law was for cases where the pregnancy posed the risk of death or “substantial impairment of a major bodily function” to the mother. There is no exception for cases of rape or incest.
Two bills have been introduced in the Texas Legislature that would create an exception to the current prohibition in cases of rape or incest (HB979, SB122). The executive committee of the Forward Party of Texas is considering a resolution supporting the adoption of these bills but would like to hear from you about your opinion on this issue. Please register your opinion by completing the following survey.
Will you answer a few questions?
Do you think the Texas Legislature should amend the current law banning abortions to include an exception for cases of rape and incest?