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House Panel to Consider SB 303 to Increase Families' Rights to Protect Loved Ones near the End of Life
5/10/2013 AUSTIN, TX -- The House Committee on Public Health will consider SB 303 on Monday, May 13. .
Authored by Sen. Bob Deuell (R-Greenville), the full Senate passed SB 303 on a decisive 24-6 vote.
SB 303 is strongly supported by broad coalition of pro-life and provider organizations including Texas Alliance for Life, the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission, and the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities.
Pro-life Rep. Susan King (R-Abileen) is the House sponsor of SB 303, a strong pro-life bill that will change current law to:
Prevent secret DNAR orders ("Do Not Attempt Resuscitation"),
Prevent DNAR orders for non-terminally ill competent patents without consent,
Prevent the denial of food and water, except in extreme circumstances,
Require doctors and hospitals to treat all patients “equally without regard to permanent physical or mental disabilities, age, gender, religion, ethnic background, or financial or insurance status,” and
Preserve conscience protections so physicians are not required to provide futile or harmful procedures indefinitely.
A great deal of false and misleading information about SB 303 has been spread by several group, especially by one group in particular, which is based in Houston. In response, the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops issued a strongly-worded letter to set the record straight.
More recently Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and all of the Diocesan Catholic Bishops of Texas signed a letter strongly endorsing SB 303.
Your call to your Texas state representative is critical to getting this badly needed bill passed.
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Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst Greeted by Appreciative Crowd at Texas Alliance for Life Leadership Circle Luncheon
4/10/2013 AUSTIN, TX -- Lt. Governor David Dewhurst spoke to a very appreciate crowd of more than 100 members of Texas Alliance for Life's Leadership Circle on Wednesday, April 10, in Austin.
Gov. Dewhurst talked about the passage of a number of landmark pro-life bills he has overseen during his time as lieutenant governor.
The Leadership Circle is a special way for individuals, churches, and businesses to support Texas Alliance for Life's critically important life-saving work by donating at least $1,000 per year.
Our next quarterly luncheon will be in August. Please click here for more information about the Leadership Circle.