Texas Bill Relating to the Rights of a Living Child After an Abortion (SB 23)
This law was last updated on Aug 29, 2019
SB 23 would require a physician to provide medically appropriate and reasonable life-saving and life-sustaining medical care and treatment to any child born alive after an abortion.
A physician who fail to provide the appropriate medical treatment to a child born alive after an abortion would be liable to the state for a civil penalty of at least $100,000. The attorney general would be authorized to bring a suit to collect the penalty.
A physician or health-care practitioner who fails to provide the appropriate medical treatment to a child born alive after an abortion or an attempted abortion would be committing a felony of the third degree, punishable by imprisonment for any term between two to 10 years.
Similar to HB 16, which passed and was signed into law.
3/8/19 – Introduced.
4/9/19 – Passed the Senate in a 21-10 vote.