AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 20 – Pro-Life Insurance Act, by Senator Larry Taylor, (R – Friendswood):
“Texans should never be forced to violate their conscience by paying for someone else’s decision to end an innocent life. SB 20 will prohibit certain health care plans from providing coverage for abortion other than in a medical emergency.
“I thank Sen. Taylor and every member of the Texas Senate who took a firm stand to protect life and passed this critical legislation today. We will continue to fight for religious liberty, for life and for those who do not have a voice.”