HB896 (Oppose): This extreme bill would ban abortion outright in Texas, even in cases of rape or incest. The bill goes further to categorize abortion as a homocide, and anyone involved in performing abortion could be charged with murder. Finally, the bill looks to define personhood from the moment of conception, granting any embryo, “...the same rights, powers, and privileges as are secured or granted by the laws of this state to any other human child.”
Update 2/25/19: This bill has been referred to the Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence committee.
Update 4/8/19: The Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence committee heard public testimony.