Texas Rep. Urges Gov. Abbott to add Additional Item to Special Session Regarding new Abortion Law

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF)- The  Office of State Representative Lyle Larson filed a bill that would add rape or incest as an exception to SB8 or the “Heartbeat Bill”, a new Texas law that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected or as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy.

State Representative Lyle Larson wrote a letter to Governor Greg Abbott about the recent filing of House Bill 99 and urged him to add this onto the agenda for third special session.

In the letter, Larson said supporting the pro-life cause is important to him but not having this exception has weighed heavily on him. 

“This common sense fix will maintain the pro-life intent of the bill while honoring the traditional philosophy that there always should be a rape and incest exception in an abortion prohibition”, said Larson.

He said a woman who undergoes this horrific experience should be allowed to make a decision without government intervention and ended the letter by telling Abbott it’s not to late to fix this. 

 

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