Texas Abolition Strategy Resolution

Proud to be a Pro-Life Texan

Abolishing abortion is the goal and the fundamental question is how do we achieve abolition, the Texas Abolition Strategy is the answer.

Texas can boldly and prudently spearhead the national Pro-Life movement by implementing this specific legislation, marching toward abolishing all abortion and saving as many lives as possible along the way. We are closer than ever to achieving the ultimate victory of ending elective abortion in Texas, and now is the time to take bold and clear legislative steps to make abortion both illegal and unthinkable.

What is the Texas Abolition Strategy (TAS)?

The Texas Abolition Strategy combines three major Pro-Life policies into one sweeping plan to end elective abortion in Texas:

  1. The Preborn NonDiscrimination Act (PreNDA): abolish discriminatory abortions and the remaining late-term abortions.
  2. Heartbeat Bill: abolish elective abortions after the preborn child’s heartbeat is detectable.
  3. Abolition Bill: abolish every remaining elective abortion in Texas.

Our best chance to end elective abortion in Texas is passing each of these policies in the proper sequential and logical order outlined above. In order to reach abolition, PreNDA and the Heartbeat Bill must first be legislatively and judicially addressed, forcing the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to dismantle and finally reverse Roe.

The Platform needs an independent plank specifically supporting the Texas Abolition Strategy in order to emphasize that this is the plan our Party supports to achieve an end to abortion in Texas.

More than 20 Republican Conventions across the state passed Resolutions calling for the Texas Abolition Strategy to be added both as a Platform Plank and as a Legislative Priority.

Please support adding this language to the Platform and Legislative Priority list:

We call for the Texas Legislature to force the U.S. Supreme Court to face their erroneous ruling of Roe v. Wade by passing the Texas Abolition Strategy (TAS) in one bill that will comprehensively and systematically abolish:

(1) discriminatory abortions based on the preborn child’s race, sex, or disability and the remaining late-term abortions in Texas;
(2) elective abortions after the preborn child’s heartbeat is detectable; and
(3) every remaining elective abortion in Texas.

The Republican Party of Texas (RPT) supports each of these policies, and all of the RPT’s planks on abortion can be summarized by the second principle of the Party: “We believe in the sanctity of innocent human life, created in the image of God, which should be protected from fertilization to natural death.” The Republican Party of Texas must prioritize this dynamic and bold approach to end the injustice of elective abortion in our state.

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Texas dropped
to the
17th
most
Pro-Life state.¹

The Legislature failed to ban any abortions in 2019 or stop euthanasia under the 10-Day Rule. Texas should be #1!

1 Americans United for Life, Defending Life 2020: America’s Pro-Life Playbook (Washington: AUL, 2020), 200-204.

Why the fall?

Apathetic elected officials

Fake Pro-Life efforts

Corrupt leadership

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Our battle plan

Texas Abolition Strategy

The Texas Abolition Strategy exists not only to immediately save lives but also to overturn Roe v. Wade and abolish abortion. We believe in taking prudent and bold steps to finally end the grave injustice of elective abortion in our state.

End the anti-Life 10-Day Rule

The Texas 10-Day Rule allows death panels to pull the plug on patients against their will for any reason. Families should not have to race a countdown and rigged system to save their loved ones.

Hold Republican elected leaders accountable to Pro-Life values

Texas can become a Pro-Life leader again. We must demand Republican officials prioritize and advance your Pro-Life values in the Texas Legislature.

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Pro-Life Resolutions

Support the Pro-Life Texas Abolition Strategy

The next Pro-Life legislative priority is passing the Texas Abolition Strategy.

The Texas Abolition Strategy combines three major Pro-Life policies into one sweeping bill to ultimately end elective abortion in Texas.

1. The Preborn NonDiscrimination Act (PreNDA): Abolish discriminatory and the remaining late-term abortions.
2. Heartbeat Bill: Abolish elective abortions after the preborn child’s heartbeat is detectable.
3. Abolition Bill: Abolish every remaining elective abortion in Texas.

Clear and dynamic leadership is needed to advance the Pro-Life movement in Texas. Now is the time to take prudent, yet bold steps to finally end the grave injustice of elective abortion in our state.

Repeal the Anti-Life Ten-Day Rule

Repealing the draconian 10-Day Rule applies our Pro-Life principles to protect vulnerable patients in Texas hospitals, such as Baby Tinslee Lewis, Carolyn Jones, and Chris Dunn.

We must reform current Texas law in order to protect sick, disabled, and elderly Texans by:

• Repealing the unethical, unprecedented, and unconstitutional process that allows hospitals to forcibly remove basic life-sustaining treatment from patients against their will; and
• Protecting patients’ right to receive basic care like a ventilator while a transfer to another physician or facility is secured.

Texas law must respect innocent human Life from fertilization until natural death, which includes protecting vulnerable patients from anti-Life ethics in Texas hospitals.

Hold Republican Leadership Accountable

Republican elected officials must be held accountable to uphold and advance the Party’s Pro-Life principles.
This resolution will strengthen RPT Rules to:

• Prohibit Republican Party leadership from providing any type of support to candidates who directly act in opposition to the Right to Life planks and principles of the platform; and
• Direct Republican Party leadership to publicly request that the Governor of Texas call a special session if no legislation that directly bans abortion is passed during the regular legislative session.

Republicans repeatedly declare the importance of Pro-Life values in our party platform and priorities. Republican Party leadership in Texas must also reflect this commitment to Pro-Life beliefs in action as well as word.

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