On January 22, 1973 the United States Supreme Court decided in the case of Roe v. Wade that the state of Texas may not prohibit a woman from killing her unborn child. Today, those Texans who want to protect the lives of unborn Texans have three options: overturn Roe v. Wade, pass the Life at Conception Act or sever our ties to the union. I discussed Texans’ position on abortion and reviewed Roe v. Wade in the first part of this article. In this second part I discuss the Life at Conception Act, the abolition movement and its Texas consequences.
Life at Conception Act
The full text of Senate bill S.231, Life at Conception Act of 2017, reads:
This bill declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual comes into being.
Nothing in this bill shall be construed to require the prosecution of any woman for the death of her unborn child, a prohibition on in vitro fertilization, or a prohibition on use of birth control or another means of preventing
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