Anti-abortion bills stack up in Austin as groups press Gov. Abbott to lead charge

Texas is #ProLife

Although lawmakers scrambled to file bills before last week’s bill-filing deadline taking aim at #Abortion, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has said little about an anti-abortion agenda this year, raising questions about whether he and other leading Republicans are willing to expend political capital on the hot-button social issue in the legislative session.

“The #TexasLegislature cannot and will not remain #Silent,” said Republican Rep. #JeffLeach, of #Plano, as he introduced a bill last week that he said “would ensure that Texas does remain in the fight for life.”

His proposal, #HouseBill16, would open doctors to #CiviPenalty if they fail to try to save the life of a baby that #Survived an abortion.

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