Oppose: These companion bills, SB 8 and HB 1515, aim to ban abortion in Texas after six weeks of pregnancy, before most people know they are pregnant. The bills would also allow anyone in the country to bring a lawsuit in Texas for violating the law. This means a rapist who impregnates a teenager seeking an abortion in Texas could sue the doctor who performs it.

Update May 19, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 8 into law. It is set to go into effect on September 1.

Authors

Sen. Bryan Hughes

Status

Signed by governor

Session

87 (R)

Bill number

Position

Oppose