Texas Abortion Bill Could Put Women, Physicians On Death Row

A bill under consideration by Texas lawmakers would ban abortion across the state and charge any woman who has one  – and the physician who performed it – with homicide, according to NBC NewsThe charge can carry the death penalty in the state. 

Introduced by Republican Rep. Tony Tinderholt – an Air Force veteran who was placed under state protection over death threats – the “Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act” (H.B. 896) is necessary to make women “more personally responsible,” according to Tinderholt. 

The Texas lawmaker introduced a similar bill in 2017, however it failed to leave committee. 

During Monday and Tuesday committee hearings on the bill, around 500 people testified in favor of it – of which 54 were against the bill, according to the Washington Posthttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-11/texas-abortion-bill-could-put-women-physicians-death-row

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