Yesterday, Texas Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Royse City) took a bold stand to abolish abortion in Texas!
He moved to amend the Texas House rules to require that before naming another road or bridge the House must FIRST vote on legislation “that would abolish abortion in the State of Texas by ensuring the right to life and equal protection of the laws to all preborn children located in the State of Texas from the moment of fertilization.”
You can watch the video here:
Here is his amendment to the rules:
We wholeheartedly agree that there is no more important business in the Texas Legislature than the protection of the preborn, so the submission of this amendment is good news all on its own…
…but it gets better!
You may remember in the last legislative session that only a small number of Republican legislators supported the Abolish Abortion in Texas Act. With House leadership staunchly and expressly opposed to it, our bill didn’t even get a vote in committee.
But God is at work. Always.
Friends, 41 Republicans supported Rep. Slaton’s amendment. This is HUGE! In all frankness, the amendment did not pass, but this kind of support says something. It is a good sign, and a great start to the 87th Legislative Session.
While we have not seen the end of this fight, this kind of momentum makes me think of Psalm 9:1, which says:
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
Yes, this is a great time to stop to thank and praise God, because as we know it is only He who can change hearts, and as Jesus tells us, apart from Him we can do nothing.
As encouraging as this is, it is no time to let up. It is truly good news, but we have to keep fighting. We must be diligent. Here are three easy ways you can be diligent right now:
- Pray – When man works, man works. When man prays, God works.
- Contact your legislators today – Thank those who voted for it, especially Rep. Slaton, and let those who opposed it hear from you. This session, please keep the pressure on your State Representative and State Senator to do the right thing. They are ultimately accountable for their own decisions, but we are accountable for making sure they hear the truth! And the truth is that they must support the abolition of abortion today.
- If you’re not already a Sustaining Member of AATX, become one today by donating and checking the box, “Make this a monthly donation.”. You can donate as little or as much as you want, but we need your help to be ready for the fight ahead.