Abolish Abortion Texas Commends Representative Bryan Slaton of House District 2 for filing House Bill 3326 – The Abolition of Abortion in Texas through Equal Protection for All Unborn Children Act
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March 9, 2021
AUSTIN, TX — Abolish Abortion Texas commends Representative Bryan Slaton of House District 2 for filing House Bill 3326, “The Abolition of Abortion in Texas through Equal Protection for All Unborn Children Act”.
HB 3326 would abolish abortion in Texas
HB 3326 would abolish abortion in the state of Texas by providing equal protection to all unborn Texans beginning at fertilization.
In his official statement, Representative Slaton said:
“As the Declaration of Independence makes clear, governments are instituted primarily to secure God-given rights, the principal among them being the right to life. The right to life is the first among all natural rights, and must be protected to the utmost. Any law, rule, or court decision that is opposed to this self-evident truth is not only unconstitutional but contrary to natural law and must be rejected.”
More than 55,000 babies are murdered by abortion in our state every year, making abortion a leading cause of death in our state. Thousands of innocent lives are ended unjustly every year without being provided the legal protection enjoyed by every born person in Texas.
Breaking down the bill: Current Texas law already defines a person to include, “an unborn child at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth.” Penal Code (PC) § 1.07(a)(26) and (38).
PC § 19.06 exists because Texas has surrendered to an unconstitutional federal court ruling that is not binding on this state. HB 3326 simply repeals the exception for abortion in PC § 19.06, giving unborn persons in Texas the same legal protection as any born person.
Roe v. Wade and its judicial progeny are unconstitutional, inmoral court decisions where the court claims that there is a right to abortion contained within the Constitution despite no such evidence.
Furthermore, the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides, “No state shall… deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
If we truly believe that a fetus is a person, then the laws which protect born human beings must equally protect those not yet born. Those who oppose equal protection either do not believe that a fetus is a person or do not want to follow the Constitution.
HB 3326 Fulfills the Texas GOP Legislative Priority
This is the only bill currently filed in the 87th legislature which meets the “Abolition of Abortion” mandate of the 2020 Republican Party of Texas Legislative Priority.
“Abolish abortion by ensuring the right to life and equal protection of the laws to all preborn children from the moment of fertilization.”
Republican Party of Texas,
2020 Legislative Priority
HB 3326 creates an opportunity for a promise to be fulfilled
In 2018, Governor Greg Abbott made a promise to teenager Jeremiah Thomas before he died of cancer, to work to outlaw abortion in Texas.
“..its what we are going to be pursuing this next legislative session  and that is to outlaw abortion altogether in the state of Texas.” – Governor Greg Abbott to Jeremiah Thomas, June 17th, 2018
This launched the Jeremiah’s Wish campaign. This bill provides another opportunity for Governor Abbott to fulfill his promise, and we call on him to publicly support it.
HB 3326 challenges the Senate to join the cause
Last week, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced his top 31 priorities for the 87th legislative session including 2 priorities related to abortion. The Lt. Governor can further demonstrate his commitment to ending abortion in Texas by publicly supporting this bill. We also urge life-loving senators to file a companion bill in the Senate to speed the passage of this important priority.
Please visit our website for more information on HB 3326 – The Abolition of Abortion in Texas through Equal Protection for All Unborn Children Act.