Texas Life at Conception Constitutional Amendment (HJR 49)
This law was last updated on Aug 9, 2017
HJR 49 would propose a state constitutional amendment in order to guarantee the right to life of “unborn children” and prohibit abortion to the fullest extent possible.
The amendment would define “citizen of this State” to include:
“[…]each member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, or other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.”
The amendment would prohibit abortion in Texas, except in the case of a medical emergency, or in cases of rape or incest.
The amendment would not require the prosecution of any individual for the death of their “unborn child,” a prohibition on in vitro fertilization, or a prohibition on use of birth control or another means of preventing fertilization.
If passed, the proposed constitutional amendment would be submitted to the voters at an election to be held on November 7, 2017.