Gov. Abbott signs momentous trigger bill

Gov. Abbott signs momentous trigger bill

Gov. Abbott signs momentous trigger bill

Though Texas is planning ahead with pro-life legislation, pro-life leaders warn of a federal proposal that could reverse every state's effort to protect preborn babies.

The Human Life Protection Act (House Bill 1280), the latest piece of legislation Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) has signed into law, is a trigger bill that would ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the precedent that established a so-called right to abortion in 1973.

Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life tells One News Now the statute is one of the most momentous pro-life laws The Lone Star State has ever passed.

"That law fully recognizes the personhood of the unborn child and protects that unborn child from abortion beginning at the conception just as soon as the Supreme Court overturns Roe vs Wade and allows states to do so," Pojman details.

Pojman, Dr. Joe (Texas Alliance for Life) Pojman

But because the nation's high court is considering overturning that outdated decision, regressives in Congress are pushing a bill that would again force abortion on all 50 states, regardless of state laws.

"Pro-lifers across the country must pressure Congress to prevent them from passing any law that would overturn state laws protecting unborn babies," Pojman insists. "Congress should not be putting into law Roe vs Wade or any other right to abortion. That would be a terrible use of federal law."

Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel has previously warned One News Now that if the so-called Women's Health Protection Act is passed and signed into law, then the states would be completely powerless to regulate abortion.