‘Born-alive’ abortion bill approved by Texas House
Apr 20, 2019 10:34 AM EDT
Texas House lawmakers approved the Texas Born-Alive Protection Act Wednesday, which would require doctors to treat babies born alive after an abortion attempt.
A similar version of the bill was approved by the Senate last week. The version passed by the House included a third-degree felony and $100,000 fine for any doctor who fails to provide the appropriate medical treatment to a baby born alive after an abortion attempt. The bill is an attempt to solidify and emphasize the baby's right to life and to ensure protections if the abortion attempt fails.