Governor Abbott Announces Growing Support For Abortion-Complication Reporting Legislation

July 21, 2017 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Legislative

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his call to improve abortion-complication reporting is generating growing support across Texas. Improving abortion-complication reporting is part of the Governor's 20-item agenda for the ongoing special legislative session.

“We are especially excited to work with Governor Abbott to reform the reporting of abortion complications, ensuring that Texas continues to lead the nation in protecting women seeking abortion, based on the most accurate data.” - Kyleen Wright, President, Texans for Life

"Transparency in government is good policy. To stop efforts to hide important information from the public, we support strong reporting requirements when abortions are performed." - Jonathan Saenz, President, Texas Values

“Passage of legislation to eliminate loopholes in reports on abortion complications will produce more accurate data and result in more sound policy decisions. We are grateful that Gov. Abbott has called on the legislature to address this and other important pro-life issues.” - Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director, Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops

"The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission strongly supports legislative efforts to improve the reporting of abortion-related complications. Accurate information is critical to our ability to make good public policy decisions. We commend Governor Abbott for adding this important issue to the special session cause and all of his work to create a culture of life in Texas." - Gus Reyes, Director, Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission

"Data shows that Texas lags behind when it comes to the accuracy of abortion reporting when health complications arise -- true and accurate reports will protect women. We are grateful that Governor Abbott recognizes this and has added it to the special session call." - Joe Pojman, Ph.D., Executive Director, Texas Alliance for Life

"The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention supports increasing existing reporting requirements when complications arise during abortions.  When complications to a woman's health and safety arise in an abortion this should be promptly disclosed and reported." - Gary Ledbetter, Communications Director, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention