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 News. The 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 Post. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-11/texas-abortion-bill-could-put-women-physicians-death-row