We expect that at least two anti-abortion bills, HB 214 and HB 14, will be heard before the full House floor soon. These bills are medically unnecessary and will directly harm Texas families who are already struggling to pay for healthcare costs.
HB 214 bans coverage of abortion under all health benefit plans, including private plans purchased through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. The bill has no exceptions in cases of rape.
HB 14 prohibits local government entities including cities and counties, hospital districts, and state agencies from partnering with health providers that also perform abortions or are affiliated with an abortion provider.
Now is the time to CALL the members on the House Calendars Committee and tell them to stop these medically unnecessary bills from going to the House floor where they will undoubtedly be made worse. Feel free to use the script below:
Hi, my name is ______.
I’m calling to ask Rep. _____, who is a member of the House Calendars Committee, to REJECT sending HB 214 and HB 14 to the full Texas House floor for debate and vote.
Lawmakers should not be rewarded for targeting low income families and stigmatizing health care. HB 214 and HB 14 have no public health benefit and will cut off access to affordable health care for people across the state. If passed, these bills will further stigmatize abortion care and negatively impact clinics that do important work in their local communities.
[Insert your own story, if you like.]
I’m counting on the representative to do the right thing and respect pregnant Texans by STOPPING HB 214 and HB 14 from going before the full House floor.
Thank you for your time.
Texas House Calendars Committee:
- Chair, Todd Hunter: (512) 463-0672
- Vice Chair, Donna Howard: (512) 463-0631
- Roberto Alonzo: (512) 463-0408
- Trent Ashby: (512) 463-0508
- Byron Cook: (512) 463-0730
- Sarah Davis: (512) 463-0389
- Charlie Geren: (512) 463-0610
- Helen Giddings: (512) 463-0953
- Kyle Kacal: (512) 463-0412
- Ken King: (512) 463-0736
- Linda Koop: (512) 463-0454
- Poncho Nevárez: (512) 463-0566
- Chris Paddie: (512) 463-0556
- Dade Phelan: (512) 463-0706
- Toni Rose: (512) 463-0664