By Hemant Mehta
Texas Republican State Rep. Tony Tinderholt is the primary author of a bill, HB 896, that would classify abortion as a homicide.
Women who have abortions could theoretically be punished with the death penalty… so the “pro-life” side here wants to kill women to save an unborn fetus.
Tinderholt pushed a similar bill in 2017 (that thankfully went nowhere) because he wanted to make women more “personally responsible” for their sex lives. Mind you, that 2017 bill had no exceptions for victims of rape… so he had every intention of making rape victims suffer even more.
He also framed this bill as simply making the law fair.
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