AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Patrick issued this statement today following the filing of Senate Bill 20, the Pro-Life Insurance Act, by Senator Larry Taylor, (R – Friendswood):
“SB 20 is an important step in ensuring that Texans are never forced to violate their conscience by paying for someone else’s decision to end an innocent life. It’s imperative that we continue to fight for religious liberty, for life and for those who do not have a voice. SB 20 will help us accomplish that by prohibiting certain health care plans from providing coverage for abortion other than in a medical emergency.
“I congratulate Sen. Taylor for filing SB 20 and for his commitment to protecting Texans in every stage of life.”