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Texas Bill Relating to the Rights of a Living Child After an Abortion (SB 23)

This law was last updated on Aug 29, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice




SB 23


Failed to Pass


Mar 8, 2019


Primary Sponsors: 6
Co-sponsors: 9
Total Sponsors: 15


Later Abortion

Full Bill Text

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.

Related Legislation

Similar to HB 16, which passed and was signed into law.

Latest Action

3/8/19 – Introduced.

4/9/19 – Passed the Senate in a 21-10 vote.