Important Pro-Life Bill Set for Senate Vote Today
An important pro-life bill supported by Texas Values Action, HB 3994 sponsored by Rep. Geanie Morrison, is set for a vote TODAY (May 25) on the floor of the Texas Senate. Sen. Charles Perry is sponsoring the bill in the Senate. HB 3994 has already passed the Texas House.
HB 3994 gives pregnant minors and parents protections from the broken judicial bypass system that allows minors to seek permission from a judge to undergo secret abortions without any parental involvement.
Current Texas Law requires both parental consent and notice before an elective abortion, but pregnant minors may get permission from a judge to undergo the abortion without any parental involvement. The abortion industry and activist pro-abortion lawyers have been abusing this judicial bypass process and exploiting parental rights. The bill would close these harmful loopholes and better protect pregnant minors.
Specifically, HB 3994 helps close the loopholes by limiting “forum-shopping” by abortion attorneys, changing the court venue requirements, ending the practice of automatically granting the bypass when the judge does not rule on the petition, and requiring judges and abortionists to report abuse immediately.
It’s time to give pregnant minors and parents protections from the abortion industry’s abuse of the broken judicial bypass system.