Texas Shines Light on Planned Parenthood

In the past few weeks, the Center for Medical Progress has posted horrific video footage of Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of baby body parts. A video this week shows a Planned Parenthood VP stating babies may come out intact and ends with a haunting exclamation from the doctor about the aborted child, “It’s a boy!”...

AG Opinion Request: Are State Agencies Violating Texas Marriage Laws?

The fallout of the U.S. Supreme Court’s egregious same-sex ‘marriage’ decision continues to build. Just days after the Court’s Obergefel decision, the Employee Retirement System of...

Supreme Court’s Marriage Ruling is Egregious Attack on Democracy, Will Never Be Accepted

Austin, TX, June 26, 2015 – Texas Values has released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to force the people in all...

Pastor Protection Law in Effect As Supreme Court Considers Redefining Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue its monumental decision in the same-sex ‘marriage’ case, Obergefell v. Hodges. The decision could come as early as...
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Pro-life Success, Marriage and Religious Freedom Updates

May 29, 2015
Pro-Life Judicial Bypass Reform Passes, Insurance Reform Dies

An important pro-life bill supported by Texas Values Action, HB 3994 sponsored by Rep. Geanie Morrison and Sen. Charles Perry, passed the Texas Senate this week. The bill has a final procedural step in the House and then will be headed to Governor Abbott’s desk to be signed. HB 3994 gives pregnant minors and parents protections from the broken judicial bypass system that allows minors to seek permission from a judge to undergo secret abortions without any parental involvement. Current Texas Law requires both parental consent and notice before an elective abortion, but pregnant minors may get permission from a judge to undergo the abortion without any parental involvement. The abortion industry and activist pro-abortion lawyers have been abusing this judicial bypass process and exploiting parental rights. The bill would close these harmful loopholes and better protect pregnant minors. Read more.

Unfortunately, another important pro-life bill, SB 575, failed to be taken up for a vote in the Texas House this week, killing the bill. SB 575 would have brought pro-life reform to the Texas insurance market by removing automatic coverage for abortion from health insurance plans to ensure Texans’

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Help Stop the Removal of Mother and Father from Texas Birth Certificates

After the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex 'marriage,' same-sex couples are wanting to remove "Mother" and "Father" from all birth certificates as recently reported by the Dallas Morning News. Contact Gov. Abbott's office and your state officials and ask them to STOP the removal of "Mother" and "Father" from Texas birth certificates!
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Encourage Texas Leaders to Preserve Religious Freedom

It is vitally important to ensure that the government does not discriminate against anyone for simply believing in marriage between a man and a woman. Thankfully, some elected leaders in Texas, including our Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General, have taken important steps to protect the religious freedom rights of Texans. Please thank and encourage Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, and Attorney General Paxton.
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Protect Your Pastor and Church

Please contact your State Representative today and ask them to support and coauthor SB 2065. The bill ensures that the government may not force a pastor, a clergy member or church to perform a marriage or related ceremony that would violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.
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Rogue Texas Government Entity Gives Taxpayer Funded Benefits to Same-Sex ‘Spouses’

Jun 30, 2015
Austin, TX, June 30, 2015- The Employee Retirement System of Texas (ERS) announced...

Gov. Abbott Issues Directive: State Officials Ordered To Respect Religious Freedom on Marriage Beliefs

Jun 26, 2015
Austin, TX, June 26, 2015 – Today, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued...

Supreme Court’s Marriage Ruling is Egregious Attack on Democracy, Will Never Be Accepted

Jun 26, 2015
Austin, TX, June 26, 2015 – Texas Values has released the following...

TX Lt. Gov. To AG: Provide Guidance on Clerks Who Refuse Gay Marriage On Religious Grounds

Jun 26, 2015
Austin, TX, June 26, 2015 – Today, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick...

Texas Supreme Court Issues Opinion in Same-Sex Divorce Case

Jun 19, 2015
Austin, TX, June 19, 2015-Today, Jonathan Saenz, attorney and president of Texas...