At what felt like lightning speed on Wednesday, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 8 — a bill that bans the donation of fetal tissue for research purposes.
But it didn’t stop there.
Next, senators took their first vote on Senate Bill 415, which grossly intrudes on the doctor-patient relationship and bans a safe medical procedure. Senators take their final vote on SB 415 Monday. We also expect Senate Bill 20 — which bans insurance coverage for abortion — and Senate Bill 25 — which allows doctors to lie to their pregnant patients — to hit the floor soon.
Here’s what you can do NOW:
1. Call your senators and tell them to VOTE NO on SB 20, SB 25, and SB 415. Click here to find out who represents you and feel free to use the call script below:
My name is [NAME] and I live in zip code [ZIP]. I am one of Senator [NAME]’s constituents.
I’m calling to ask that the senator vote NO on Senate Bill 20, 25, and 415 and stop interfering in people’s private medical decisions.
Texans must be able to make their own decisions with the advice of the doctors they trust. According to medical experts, SB 415 will do nothing to make women safer, and if passed, would harm Texans seeking abortion care. SB 20 will cut off access to abortion, especially for low-income Texans, people of color and young people; SB 25 allows doctors to lie to their pregnant patients.
[Insert your own story, if you’d like.]
I’m counting on the senator to do the right thing by respecting Texans and trusting doctors. Please vote NO on Senate Bill 20, 25 and 415.
Thank you, I appreciate your time.
2. Sign our petition demanding that lawmakers stop wasting their time on baseless, dangerous abortion restrictions and instead focus on expanding access to reproductive health care and supporting Texas families.