Advertisement

Texas News

News > Texas News > Governor Abbott signs pro-life insurance reform

Governor Abbott signs pro-life insurance reform

Photo: Governor's office
Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 214 (HB 214) which limits insurance coverage for abortion procedures.  Under this new law Texans will not be forced to pay for elective abortions through their insurance plans. This legislation is an important piece of the Governor's pro-life agenda that has been championed by Sen. Brandon Creighton and Rep. John Smithee this special session. 
"As a firm believer in Texas values I am proud to sign legislation that ensures no Texan is ever required to pay for a procedure that ends the life of an unborn child,” said Governor Abbott. “This bill prohibits insurance providers from forcing Texas policy holders to subsidize elective abortions. I am grateful to the Texas legislature for getting this bill to my desk, and working to protect innocent life this special session.”

Governor Greg Abbott Thursday issued a proclamation commuting the death sentence of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker...
A Houston-area school district is threatening to suspend students who disrupt classes or walk out to protest...
(Photo Shutterstock/ Anthony Correia) Saying in a statement that evangelist Billy Graham has touched countless...
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, in a rare decision, is unanimously recommending the death sentence of...
Dallas police say a U.S. Postal Service worker has been found shot to death inside a mail truck along a busy...