Another Republican Party of Texas legislative priority was filed yesterday when State Rep. Tony Tinderholt (R–Arlington) filed legislation that would abolish abortion in the state.
Last May, delegates at Republican Party of Texas convention in Dallas passed a legislative priority calling on the Texas Legislature to end the practice completely, calling on the Texas Legislature to:
“Abolish abortion by enacting legislation to stop the murder of unborn children; And to ignore and refuse to enforce any and all federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, and court rulings which would deprive an unborn child of the right to life.”
Tinderholt’s legislation would satisfy that call and effectively abolish the practice by protecting the rights of unborn children from the moment of conception.
“Since my first day in office, I’ve stated life begins at conception,” said Tinderholt in a statement. “Facts and science are on my side. I’ve defended innocent life my entire career and am honored to continue that fight with the filing of HB 948.”
In filing the legislation, Tinderholt became one of a select few lawmakers to file a bill concerning the Republican Party of Texas’ legislative priorities for the 85th session.
Though State Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R–Bedford) has filed a measure to enact constitutional carry and many lawmakers have filed measures calling for an Article V Convention, the party’s other priorities of abolishing property taxes and funding border security have yet to be filed.