A group of extreme anti-abortion activists testified to the Texas Senate about why there should be a complete ban on a women’s right over her body.
State senators on the Health and Human Services Committee listened to five hours of testimony about three bills designed to prohibit certain abortion procedures, ban fetal tissue donations and require the burial or cremation of an aborted fetus.
Some activist, such as the Abolish Abortion Texas group, however, felt that the bills were not enough and demanded a “complete total abolition of abortion regardless what the Supreme Court says.”
Amy Hedtke, from the Liberty and Justice for All group, went as far as questioning the manhood of any senator who did not support the companion bill to House Bill 948, which would completely prohibit abortion.
“We are here to bury babies, not save them,” she complained. “You were directed by 6,000 delegates at the Republican Party of Texas State Convention to abolish abortion this session. So far, only the House has filed a bill to defend life.”
“Quite frankly, I would rather offend the Senate than God,” Hedtke continued. “Right now, House Bill 948 is the only one defending life in the entire Texas Legislature. Not a single Senator has filed a companion bill to abolish abortion. That is offensive.”
“If any of y’all want to reach down deep into your souls and pull out the testicular fortitude to excuse yourself to immediately go file a Senate companion bill to HB 948 — that’s 9-4-8 — I would be absolutely relieved to find out that we still have someone with serious heart in the Senate. But I’m not going to hold my breath.”