Texas Bill Would Revoke Medical Licenses of Physicians Who Perform Abortions

AUSTIN, Texas — A bill recently introduced in the Texas legislature would revoke the medical licenses of physicians who perform abortions, with the exception of those deemed “necessary” to save the life of the mother or to save another baby when the mother is pregnant with multiples.

H.B. 86, introduced by Rep. Valoree Swanson, R-Spring, expands the existing enumerated prohibitions under which as physician’s license may be revoked. The measure was filed as Gov. Greg Abbott had called for a 30-day special legislative session, which began on July 18, and includes other pro-life bills.

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Swanson’s bill would ban physicians from performing an unborn unless “there exists a condition that, in a physician’s reasonable medical judgment, so complicates the medical condition of the woman that, to avert the woman’s death or a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, other than a psychological condition” or if “the woman is pregnant with multiple unborn children [and] the abortion is necessary to ensure that at least one unborn child is born alive and healthy.”

“The time to end abortion is here,” Swanson told Breitbart earlier this year. “As we approach the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, it is clear from science that the Court erred 44 years ago. While that remains the law of the land at present, Texas should not be in the business of licensing and thus endorsing its practice.”

Planned Parenthood has condemned the bill as an effort to strip away women’s reproductive choices.

“This bill is just another in a relentless wave of legislation aimed at chipping away at the right to safe, legal abortion,” Yvonne Gutierrez, executive director of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, told PopSugar. “It does nothing to improve the health and safety of women, and the politicians behind this legislation have only one objective: to push their extreme agenda onto Texans who don’t want or support these dangerous policies.”

As previously reported, a similar bill had been passed in Oklahoma last year, but was vetoed by Gov. Mary Fallin, who opined that the proposed text was too subjective and would “would not withstand a criminal constitutional legal challenge.”

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“The bill is so ambiguous and so vague that doctors cannot be certain what medical circumstances would be considered ‘necessary to preserve the life of the mother,’” she said in a statement. “The absence of any definition, analysis or medical standard renders this exception vague, indefinite and vulnerable to subjective interpretation and application.”

Fallin also opined that the effort was not the proper way to end abortion—that it must be done by the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

But bill sponsor Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, noted that one of the responsibilities of government is to protect life.

“Since I believe life begins at conception, it should be protected, and I believe it’s a core function of state government to defend that life from the beginning of conception,” he stated.

As previously reported, Philadelphia legal writer, educator and Christian apologist Francis Wharton, who wrote several books on American law, penned an entire chapter on abortion in his book “American Criminal Law,” which was published in 1855.

Wharton called abortionists “persons who are ready to degrade their humanity to this occupation” and stated in regard to abortion in general, “Such conduct cannot be too strongly condemned, and is the more deserving of receiving the punishment awarded for the criminal offense in question.”


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  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Texas continues to take a hard stand for life …………

    • Sisyphus

      Does taking a hard stand for life include leading the US in # of executions?

      • Oboehner

        Do post a list of atrocities committed by the unborn for which they should die.

        • Sisyphus

          Thought you said “Bye”. Although we all know no innocent people are ever executed. And playing god, killing the guilty ones has really done well to solve the atrocities.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “And playing god, killing the guilty ones has really done well to solve the atrocities.”

            so we should just let them all go ……

          • Sisyphus

            Letting them go, or killing them are the only choices? How about life in prison with no chance at parole? That third option is much cheaper than execution and a more tortuous punishment.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            cost is not the only concern ………

          • Oboehner

            What is the percentage?
            100% of babies butchered are innocent.

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        if those excecuted took lives ….. YUP …………

        • Sisyphus

          So a life for a life is your solution. So predictable. Let’s just shoot doctors on sight for performing an abortion?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            nope …… it is GODS solution …….. and doctors who perform abortions have been executed in the past ……… any violation of Gods law ….. the penalty is eternal death ……… and abortion is racist ….. so good to know what company you are keeping ……….

          • Sisyphus

            And again, referring to the laws of a god whom you have created in your mind.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            that you have no evidence that such a thing is true …. as you have no evidence of such nonsense ………..

          • Art3

            Amos, hate to tell you this, but God is the biggest abortionist.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            God is in control of all life and all death ….. so what … it is His creation to do with as HE pleases …….. not ours ……….

          • Art3

            Then God why does let children die?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            as i just said …. you may want to reread what i JUST said ……. “God is in control of all life and all death” and “it is His creation to do with as HE pleases” …………..

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            truth exists whether you acknowledge it or not ….. truth does not care about your denials ………… truth is law ……….

    • Oboehner

      “with the exception of those deemed “necessary” to save the life of the mother or to save another baby when the mother is pregnant with multiples.”
      I hope the bill is double soft for wiping with that gaping hole, it ain’t worth much more than that.

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        agreed ……..

  • FoJC

    Rather than receiving the power of the Holy Spirit to heal, fake Christians pushed medical science as the answer to humankind’s health woes. As a result, and many centuries later, abortive procedures were instituted. It is now accepted that humans have the “right” to end innocent human life on their own, according to their own judgements.

    If a doctor kills a baby in the womb for any reason, they are shedding innocent blood, murdering an innocent human being.

    Judgement is coming.

  • Robert

    Its about time children are put first. Women have no right to murder living children taking up space in their womb. Just as men have no right to murder women taking up space in their beds.

  • Robert

    Women’s reproductive rights what about men’s reproductive rights the Mormons and Muslims should have a right then to murder off the wives they consider ugly so that they can marry cuter ones which in the name of reproductive rights seems very reasonable Also ! 😂

  • Vance Moulton

    Baby murdering started in ancient ages past with worshipping BAAL and sacrificing babies to Satan by Satan worshipping perverts .Murder happened with the first family when Cain slew Able It came from Satan . He is a lair and hater of human kind. He seeks followers that will mutilate and destroy God’s creation because he hates our Heavenly father. Abortion is just another way of sacrificing to Satan . Repent and get saved or suffer eternal damnation . Accept Jesus as your savior TODAY..