Governor Abbott Signs Pro-Life Insurance Reform

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

Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 214 (HB 214) which limits insurance coverage for abortion procedures.  Under this new law Texans will not be forced to pay for elective abortions through their insurance plans. This legislation is an important piece of the Governor's pro-life agenda that has been championed by Sen.
Brandon Creighton and Rep. John Smithee this special session.

"As a firm believer in Texas values I am proud to sign legislation that ensures no Texan is ever required to pay for a procedure that ends the life of an unborn child,” said Governor Abbott. “This bill prohibits insurance providers from forcing Texas policy holders to subsidize elective abortions. I am grateful to the Texas legislature for getting this bill to my desk, and working to protect innocent life this special session.”