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2019 Senate Bill 50: Repeal criminal sanctions on willfully causing a miscarriage (abortion)
Introduced by Sen. Erika Geiss D-Taylor on January 23, 2019
To repeal a 1931 law that defines willfully giving a pregnant women drugs or using instruments intended to procure a miscarriage (abortion) as criminal manslaughter. Enforcement of this state statute was prohibited by the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which held that restricting a woman's access to abortion violated an individual's right to privacy recognized by the due process clause of the 14th amendment.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on January 23, 2019