Pastors Protest Pro-Life ‘Heartbeat’ Bill in Texas

One reverend claims abortion is a "God-given" right

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A group of pro-choice church pastors are protesting pro-life bills expected to pass in Texas.

One Presbyterian pastor in particular claimed Texas Senate Bill 8 could expose pastors to legal liability if they recommend abortions.

“The relationship between a parishioner and a pastor is one of sacred trust and cannot be legislated. It cannot be legislated. As God alone is Lord of the conscience and not Caesar,” he said, according to Fox 7.

Senate Bill 8 and its companion bill, HB 1515, would ban abortions when a heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as four to six weeks in a pregnancy.

Another pro-abortion clergy member claimed it was a “God-given” right to choose an abortion.

“We will never give up our individual consciences, and religious freedom or our God-given right to choose,” she said.

These church leaders actually held a prayer circle at the Texas State Capitol in protest of the two bills.

“The Texas Heartbeat Act will receive a final procedural vote tomorrow and then return to the Texas Senate for approval with amendments,” according to Life News. “The Senate originally passed the Heartbeat act on March 30.”

The House version of the bill passed on a 81-63 vote.

“After the Senate approves again, the Texas Heartbeat Act will be sent to pro-life Governor Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it into law,” Life News added.




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