Republican lawmaker proposes death penalty as option for Texas women who receive abortions | Salon
By: ALEX HENDERSON
Introduced in 2017 by Texas State Rep. Tony Tinderholt (a far-right Republican from Arlington), Texas House Bill 896 calls for total statewide criminalization of abortion and is being pushed by the Christian right. However, it has yet to come up for a vote, and even some of Tinderholt’s fellow Republicans believe that it is going too far by calling for homicide charges for women who have abortions. Texas State Rep. Jeff Leach, for example, has appeared reluctant to bring the bill to a full Texas House vote. And the Texas Alliance for Life, an anti-abortion group, has voiced its opposition to Texas House Bill 896.