Last Updated: 6/28/15
House Bill 416 passed the legislature and was signed into law by the Governor!
Please urge your Texas state senator to support HB 416 to require abortion facility workers to complete training on sex trafficking — how to recognize victims of sex trafficking, assist them, and prevent them from being coerced into having an abortion. The House State Affairs Committee voted in favor of sending this bill to the Calendars Committee on Wednesday, March 18. HB 416 was heard in the House for the second reading on Wednesday, May 6, and was unanimously and finally passed in the House on May 7. Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) is sponsoring this pro-life bill in the Senate. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee heard public testimony on HB 416 on Tuesday, May 19, and favorably voted out HB 416 on Wednesday May 20. The full Senate could consider this bill on the floor as soon as Friday, May 22.
Pro-life Texas State Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Spring) is authoring this excellent pro-life bill to protect women and minor girls from sex trafficking. State Sen. Donna Campbell is sponsoring HB 416 in the Senate.
If you know someone who was a victim of sex trafficking or forced to have an abortion they did not want, please contact Texas Alliance for Life board member Terry Williams.
SAMPLE MESSAGE: Please contact your senator as soon as possible. Use your own words. Customize for contacting your senator on HB 416.
“Hello, my name is (name). I live at (address). Please ask Senator_____ to support House Bill 416 to protect women from human trafficking by requiring abortion facility workers be trained to recognize and report human sex trafficking. Thank you.”
The Honorable ________
State Senator, District __
Dear Senator _____:
I urge you to support House Bill 416 to protect women from human trafficking by requiring abortion facility workers to be trained to recognize and report human sex trafficking. Thank you.
Please let us know you’ve contacted your senator.
This was the first pro-life bill of this legislative session to be heard in committee! Please contact and urge your Texas state senator to support HB 416, especially if he or she is a member of this committee.
SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE
Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) (Chair)
Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) (Vice Chair)
Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels)
Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls)
Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock)
Sen. José Rodríguez (D-El Paso)
Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano)
Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio)
Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo)