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Texas Bill Prohibiting State Contracts With Abortion Providers (HB 3544)

This law was last updated on Mar 9, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Texas

Number

HB 3544

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Mar 9, 2017

Topics

Funding Restrictions for Family Planning, Human Embryo and Fetal Research

Full Bill Text

www.legis.state.tx.us

HB 3544 would prohibit a state agency from contracting with vendors that perform elective abortions, embryonic stem cell research, or conduct research on human fetal tissue.

Specifically, the state would be prohibited from accepting a bid from or awarding a contract, including a contract for which purchasing authority is delegated to a state agency, to a vendor that:

  • performs or promotes elective abortions or is an affiliate of an entity or individual that performs or promotes elective abortions;
  • contracts with an entity or individual that performs or promotes elective abortions;
  • intentionally or knowingly:
    • performs or attempts to perform destructive embryonic stem cell research or human cloning;
    • participates in an attempt to perform destructive embryonic stem cell research or human cloning;
    • transfers or receives a human embryo for destructive embryonic stem cell research or a human embryo produced by human cloning; or
    • transfers or receives, wholly or partly, any human egg cell, human sperm cell, human embryo, or somatic cell for human cloning; or
  • transfers, receives, or conducts scientific research on donated human fetal tissue, cells, or organs.

The law would not provide for a cause of action to contest a bid or award of a state contract.


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