Texas Abortion Law, Update on Masks – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
One of the authors of Texas’ abortion law, which took effect Wednesday and bans most abortions after six weeks, State Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), discusses the law after the legislature’s second special session of the summer came to an end.
“This bill says, when there’s a fetal heartbeat, when there’s a heartbeat detected, that little unborn baby growing inside her mothers’ womb, that little baby is the most innocent, the most helpless and the most worthy of protection a human will ever be,” said Hughes, who also authored Texas’ new elections law.
The new voting law adds ID requirements, puts limits on mail voting and drop-boxes, and adds new controls over local elections officials.
U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Fort Worth) also spoke to Julie Fine and Gromer Jeffers this week on Lone Star Politics.
“We need to put states like Texas back into preclearance because this…