Governor Abbott Signs Legislation To Further Protect Life In Texas

August 15, 2017 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Legislative

Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 13 (HB 13) to expand reporting requirements for complications resulting from abortion procedures. This bill, which would not have been possible without the leadership of Sen. Donna Campbell and Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, will result in more accurate data being provided to the state. 

“The health and safety of women is of the utmost importance, and we must have the most accurate data available in order to create good policy,” said Governor Abbott.

This bill is an important step toward providing Texas with critical information when abortions are performed. I would like to thank the legislature for ensuring this important legislation reached my desk during the special session.