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The Texas House approved a bill Wednesday protecting infants who survive abortion and giving parents the right to sue physicians who violate the law, among other provisions.
House Bill 16 mandates that physicians must “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the [survived] child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious physician would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age,” according to the text.
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Under the bill, “the child’s parent or legal guardian, may bring a civil action against a physician who performed or attempted the abortion if the physician violates [the law].” The measure also requires abortion doctors to immediately transport and admit the baby to a hospital, according to The Texas Tribune.
Doctors who violate the law would be charged with a third-degree felony and face up to $100,000 in fines.
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The bill is authored by Republican state Rep. Jeff Leach. “Where other states are passing legislations protecting abortionists … and where Washington, D.C., can’t even bring the bill up for...
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